Ginger Miso Peanut Butter Cookies

The combination of miso and peanut butter is one that's intrigued me for a while. I've experimented with different versions of miso peanut butter cookies for some time now... and recently: miso, peanut butter, and ginger - wow! The combination of sweet, savory, and spicy is pretty awesome :-) A Japanese take on classic peanut butter cookies:

Recipe: Ginger Miso Peanut Butter Cookies

Health notes: These addictive exotic treats just happen to be dairy-free and gluten-free. Packed with peanuts, these cookies have a substantial amount of protein, minerals, and healthy fat. Ginger is great for the immune system and digestion, and cinnamon has a bunch of health benefits, including the ability to help moderate blood-sugar levels. These cookies are really sweet, and by sweet I mean delicious *and* sugary, though they're not as sugary-sweet as traditional peanut butter cookies.

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peanut butter miso cookies baking in the oven

I've been dreaming about making peanut butter miso cookies for a while... Behold my first attempt happily baking in the oven. The peanut butter cookie dough with savory miso ended up tasting both unique and familiar: addictively good! I rolled each cookie in sesame seeds which produced a fantastic crust.

I'll post the recipe once I've verified that these are, in fact, very awesome :-)

UPDATE: Here's my recipe! Ginger Miso Peanut Butter Cookies

An Attainable Dream: Miso Cookies!

I was just eating some brown rice and flax crackers with some sweet white miso and peanut-butter - and had a though: peanut-butter miso cookies would be great! (So would miso cookies...)

I did a search and, not surprisingly, found a nice-looking recipe from Shinmeido Miso: Peanut Butter and Miso Cookies. Haven't tried it out yet - sounds yummy - though I'm already envisioning a version with less sugar and more miso :-)

There's a recipe for "Miso Cookies" at Marukome, and other japanese recipes can be found online. As well, there's a blog post in Obachan's Kitchen and kinkistyle on this topic... and that's about all there is on miso cookies right now - in English anyways ;-)

UPDATE: Here's my recipe! Ginger Miso Peanut Butter Cookies