Peanut butter cookies


Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 8th of November 2021

Vegans always get excited when we see a pack of biscuits that is vegan.   Sometimes though, just for fun, we like to make our own biscuits.  It is a lot easier than you might think and it will make you think about just how much sugar goes in biscuits.

Notes

  • You might find it easier to roll the dough into balls and shape them by pressing on them with a folk. 


  • Creaming means to use the back of a large spoon to mash and mix into a paste.

Makes 12 cookies

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup of  peanut butter
  • 0.25 cup of gram flour or plain flour
  • 6 tablespoons of vegan milk
  • 0.5 - 0.75 cup of sugar (mix brown and white)
  • Milled flax seed
  • 1 tps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt

Method 

Step 1

  1. Add the peanut butter and sugar, then add salt and flax seed. 
  2. Mix the flour, baking soda and milk in a separate bowl.  Once you have a smoothish paste, add it to the other bowl with the peanut butter and sugar.  Cream together.


 Step 2

  1. Create a dough with your hands. 
  2. Cut the dough into 12 or equal size pieces or 6 equal size pieces if you want large cookies.
  3. Make them into small cookie shapes either with your hands or a fork.  They will approximately double in size, so bare that in mind.

Cookie dough

Cookie dough balls ready to be shaped with a folk

Cookie dough ready for the oven. Remember, they will expand

 Step 3

  1. Bake at 200 C for 5-6 min in a preheated oven on the middle shelf.  Don't let them burn!  It is best to keep an eye on them the whole time.
  2. When you take them out of the oven, they will still be soft.  Leave them until they harden before moving to a cooling rack.

Results 

The first batch I did was a learning cure.  I left them in a bit to long and they expanded a whole lot more then I thought they would.  Nonetheless, they tasted fine.  The second batch I did was a lot better.  I made the smaller and baked them in two batches with six in each.  

First batch, large cookies

Second batch, smaller cookies


I hope you decide to give this a try. If you do, please let me know what you thought in the comments or on twitter.  Please like, share with your friends and subscribe.  

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