Monday, October 27, 2008

The Mother of All Peanut Butter Cookies!

~The Classic Cookie~

~The Chocoholic's Dream~

So while these delectable cookies are for sale in my Etsy Food Store, I thought I would be extra nice and post the recipe for them also. These are so great. Made with organic peanut butter (only organic freshly roasted and ground peanuts - nothing else!), they are peanutty and melty and delicious. Made in a convenient 2-bite size, great for hands big and small. These are gluten free, egg free, dairy free, soy free, corn free and free from animal products (vegetarian and vegan friendly!). For an extra indulgence, add 1/3 to 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips and sigh with delight as these cookies make your troubles disappear (okay maybe they won't take away troubles, but you might forget them while you eat these!).

Meghann's Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1 Cup Organic Unbleached Cane Sugar
1 Cup Organic Crunchy Peanut Butter (use a peanut butter that only uses peanuts, no additives for best flavor)
dash salt
1-1/2 Cups G.F. Flour Mix
1 tbsp Ground Flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp Hot water, whisked and allowed to sit until thick, about 3 minutes
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp G.F. Baking Soda
1/3-1/2 Chocolate Chips (optional)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix the oil and sugar, then add the vanilla and flax seed/water mixture and mix. Add peanut butter and mix well. Evenly sprinkle the dry ingredients over the top (not chocolate chips if using) and mix until combined. Mix in chocolate chips if using.
Using a measuring tablespoon, form into 1 inch balls and then press down with a fork dipped in sugar for that classic peanut butter cookie look.
Bake for about 10-13 minutes, until golden. Allow to cool and enjoy!
Makes about 2-1/2 dozen.
My favorite: make half the batch without chocolate chips, and then mix 1/3 cup chocolate chips in the remainder. That way you get the best of both worlds!


Anonymous said...

Oh my! These sound sinfully delicious!! I'm going to have to come for a visit some time!! ;o)

Meghann said...

Please do!

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