Peanut butter cookies
Written by McDonald, T. | Date 8th of November 2021
Vegans always get excited when we see a pack of biscuits that are 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.
- 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
- 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
- Add the peanut butter and sugar, then add salt and flax seed.
- 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.
- Create a dough with your hands.
- Cut the dough into 12 or equal size pieces, or 6 equal size pieces if you want large cookies.
- 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|
- 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.
- When you take them out of the oven, they will still be soft. Leave them until they harden before moving to a cooling rack.
The first batch I did was a learning cure. I left them in a bit too long and they expanded a lot more than 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|