Thursday, February 11, 2016

These super easy cookies are really delicious, and well who doesn't like cookies?

Vegan and Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 ½ cups gluten-free flour blend
1 teaspoon baking soda 
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 cup packed dark brown sugar 
¾ cup peanut butter 
½ cup Earth Balance vegan butter (or Spectrum shortening) 
1 tsp pure vanilla 
¼ cup unsweetened applesauce

organic cane sugar 

In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda and xanthan gum. Set aside. 
With an electric mixer, combine all other ingredients and mix until smooth. Slowly mix in the dry ingredients. 
Roll the dough into balls then roll in cane the sugar. Flatten the cookies with your palm or use a fork to make traditional cross marks.  Bake at 375F (191C) for 6 to 8 minutes. This recipe makes about 15 Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies.

160 per one cookie

compare to regular cookie 220 calories