Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Cookies!

I’m in such a good mood this evening I’m going to give you a cookie recipe! A recipe for big fat cookies with no redeeming nutritional quality. They are full of calories, fat, and white flour, and oh so good.

I veganized the classic recipe.






Peanut Gems

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Ingredients:
2-1/2 cups AP flour
1 t. baking powder
dash salt
½ teaspoon allspice or cinnamon
1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
equivalent of 2 eggs (I used EnerG)
2 t. vanilla
1-1/2 cups roasted, lightly salted peanuts

Instructions:
Mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.

In an electric mixer, beat the margarine until smooth. Slowly beat in brown sugar, and mix on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add in egg replacer and vanilla. Stir in peanuts.

Use your cookie scoop to drop onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper; flatten slightly.

Bake for 12 minutes. Leave cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.

Makes 32 delicious cookies.




I’m sorry I made peanut thingies again, but you could make Pecan Gems or Almond Gems or Hazlenut Gems or ……


14 comments:

Ashasarala said...

Cookies that lack in nutrition and are full in bad stuff are always the best kind!

Emilie said...

yummerz. i love peanut butter cookies and those make me want to get in the kitchen. i like to pretend that peanut butter is very good for me, that's what helps me rationalize eating it everyday!

Kumudha said...

When I saw the name of the recipe, I assumed they were made with peanut butter.

These cookies look so good!Thanks for posting the recipe.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Sounds like quality gems to me! I think they would be yummy with almonds too...

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Yay, a cookie recipe! Never apologize for making things with peanuts! Peanuts rule :o).

Judy said...

Those are the absolute chubbiest cookies I have ever seen, and I so wish I was eating one right now! And I am right with you on your peanut kick....

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

mmmm, those cookies almost look like biscuits! they look so yummy!

I have a question for you. I want to get a vegan/vegetarian cookbook for an omni friend - she's gluten intolerant. What do you suggest?

aTxVegn said...

Hi, Vicki. If your friend is true celiac, I recommend Food Allergy Survival Guide. It's co-authored by Jo Stepaniak and Dina Aronson. ExtraVeganZa also uses lots of alternative pastas and flours and I've found those recipes easily adaptable to sub in glutenfree bake mixes. There's not so much gluten free vegan books out there!

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Thanks, Diann. I'm not familiar with the Survival Guide, and will check into that for her. I have ExtraVEganZa, and love it. Would you recommend one of Dreena's books over another for gluten-free? I notice lots of gluten-free options in TEV, Vive, & ED&BV... I appreciate your perspective! :)

aTxVegn said...

Vicki, Dreena's recipes using spelt are only wheat free, not gluten free. That's why I asked if your friend was celiac. But like I said, I've had great success subbing in my GF bake mix, on Dreena's books too.

VeggieGirl said...

haha well these peanut gems STILL look and sound delicious to me! nothing wrong with having a decadent treat every now and then :0)

Mc Vickers said...

It looks great. nice blog.

bazu said...

Cookies with no nutritional value? I'm sold! Against my usual nature, I've actually been craving and baking with PB a lot lately. Yum

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

Those are some seriously chunky and good looking cookies :)