Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies, done 2 ways

Continuing my quest for better than non-vegan vegan goodies, I rejigged the recipe for  Peanut Butter Cookies from one of my mostly vegan sites, MyCaliforniaRoots to suit the 2 different tastes of Older & Younger Daughters.  Although our last attempt was pronounced a success, Older Daughter loves her peanut butter cookies with cranberries.   So, we decided to mix up a batch, make them half plain, half with cranberries.

The Cranberry Version

Here’s what we did:

  • 1 Tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • 110g vegan butter
  • 80g sugar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 200g peanut butter
  • 210g all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • coarse brown sugar for rolling
  • 60g cranberries for Cranberry Version of the cookie (for half the dough; if making all cranberry cookies, double to 120g)
  1. Combine the flax seed & water in a bowl.  Set aside.
  2. Cream the butter & sugars in a bowl until well-mixed & fluffy.
  3. Add the flax seed mixture & vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. Add peanut butter & mix until well combined.
  5. Fold in the flour, baking powder & salt, and mix only till just combined.
  6. Split the dough in half and place 1/2 into another bowl.
  7. For the cranberries into one bowl.
  8. Cover both bowls & refrigerate for at least 1/2 hour.
  9. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
  10. Place the coarse sugar in a small bowl.
  11. Roll a tablespoon of dough between your palms to form a ball, roll in the sugar.Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, then use a fork to flatten.
  12. Place the flattened cookies about 3 cm apart.
  13. Bake the cookies for 11-12 minutes until they are just starting to turn golden brown.  Let them sit on the sheet for about 5 min, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Just peanut butter

Feature Photo: Plain peanut butter cookie (Left); Peanut Butter cookie with cranberries (Right)






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