Thursday, October 1, 2009

{PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES}

The original recipe for these cookies comes from the fatfreevegan blog, and can be found here. (Thanks for another great recipe!) I found them when I was looking for a new cookie that Loren (and the kids) could take to work to keep them from coveting other people's treats. These cookies turned out way more "normal" than other vegan cookies, and since the only fat in it comes from the peanut butter (and the chocolate chips if you add those--but who's counting?), they are nearly guilt-free, which is good, because I ate about 20 cookies just by "sampling" the dough. I made only a couple of changes to the original recipe (I don't have pastry flour or brown sugar). Here's the recipe I used:

mix together:
1/2 c peanut butter (I use the kind that has only peanut butter and salt--no added extras)
3/4 c evaporated cane juice
3/4 c mashed banana (don't be nervous)

in separate bowl combine:
1 1/2 c flour
1 t baking powder
1 pinch of salt
vegan chocolate chips to taste (I add mine after I shape the cookies--3 per cookie--I pretend it keeps the fat count down, or at least more predictable)

Add flour mixture to peanut butter mix a little at a time until blended. Do not overblend. Drop by tablespoon onto pans. (Add chocolate chips). Flatten with a fork.
Bake at 375 for 10 minutes, or until bottoms are golden.

6 comments:

Marian said...

can't wait to try these!!

fromthestecherbush said...

cool. will try. So I'm wondering if I can post a question to your blog for you vegan sisters:)
Do you consume the same quantity of spinach and brasica veggis while nursing?

Rebekah said...

just speaking for myself . . . . yes, mostly. i stayed away from brocolli after i found my first was sensitive to it. but i'm still nursing my second, and i drink 2 (sometimes more) spinach smoothies a day.

Eliza said...

I've never been able to figure out exactly what my babies were sensitive to, if anything at all...so I eat how I usually do, veggies and all.

Rebekah said...

mmmm. i just made these. delicious!

Megan said...

My family didn't love the banana taste but I'm going to try them with applesauce instead. The consistency was really good. Have you tried them with applesauce?