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Runs for Cookies: VEGAN RECIPE REVIEW: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Usually, I do not keep away from flour–so it wasn’t the “flourless” that drew me into this recipe. I simply occur to like coconut in cookies, and the components listed here are a few of my favorites: coconut, chocolate chips, peanut butter, and oats. How may or not it’s something however scrumptious?!

Oh She Glows is a brilliant common vegan weblog, and whereas I wish to attempt to decide recipes from lesser-known websites, this recipe had nice opinions and it seemed like one thing the entire household would like. (Even Eli, who does not like “vegan meals”.)

The recipe I selected this week is known as Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies by Oh She Glows. (I am going to hyperlink to it once more on the finish of the publish.) And as common, I made the recipe as-written, except for the truth that I didn’t use gluten-free oats–I eat gluten so I by no means purchase gluten-free oats). The components are just like what you’d usually count on of a cookie (minus eggs and butter!): floor flaxseed, water, shredded coconut, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, non-dairy chocolate chips, pure easy peanut butter, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.

Completely forgot that I dropped the baking powder on the ground earlier than I took this pic

Very first thing’s first: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Then line a big baking sheet with parchment paper.

Then, it is time to make the flax egg. That is the “glue” that holds the cookies collectively like a rooster egg would do. You combine the bottom flaxseed with water and let it sit; and ultimately, it varieties a extra gel-like texture.

That is what it should appear to be later:

Subsequent, you combine the coconut, oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips to a mixer. That is the place I had a little bit drawback…

The recipe requires 1/2 cup packed brown sugar (or 68 grams). I like recipes that embody the load of the components as a result of I wish to measure that approach for accuracy. After I packed the brown sugar into the half-cup measuring cup, the load was WAY greater than 68 grams. So I measured the 68 grams into the half cup measuring cup and that is what it seemed like:

It was a HUGE distinction. So I am unsure if the recipe meant a packed 1/4 cup and the recipe had an error, or perhaps that is simply what a half-cup seems to be like once you weigh it out. I went with the 68-gram measurement as a substitute of packing the half-cup and hoped it will prove!

Fortunately, there was no drawback with the peanut butter. It mentioned 1/2 cup (or 125 mL) and it was spot-on once I measured/weighed:

Anyway, first you combine the dry components (plus the chocolate chips, which I discovered a bit odd–usually they’re added on the end–but I went with it).

Then you definately combine the moist components together–the flax egg, peanut butter, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. It makes a thick, sticky-looking peanut buttery deliciousness that I may in all probability eat proper out of the bowl. 

As soon as that’s easy, you stir the peanut butter combination into the oat combination and blend till mixed.

Then you definately drop the cookies onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. For the reason that cookies do not actually change form within the oven you might be alleged to flatten them a bit.

The recipe mentioned I might get 13 cookies, however I received 14. Bonus! Earlier than and after baking:

I allow them to cool fully earlier than consuming one and holy cow–they had been so scrumptious! 

They’re very chewy and dense, and a tad bit sticky (in a great way). The peanut butter is perfect–not an excessive amount of, not too little. The truth is, all the components gave the impression to be the right proportions–including the brown sugar. So I might positively measure that by weight and never quantity.

Jerry, Noah, Eli, and Eli’s girlfriend had been all right here they usually tried them as properly. All of them liked them–even Eli! They completely do not “style vegan”–you may serve them to a room full of individuals and no one would ever know that there are no eggs or dairy.

Total, when you like chewy cookies with a wide range of textures (and peanut butter), you may in all probability like these. Including nuts can be nice, too, to present them some crunch! It makes a comparatively small batch, so you do not have cookies mendacity round for days to maintain grabbing once you stroll by.



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