Friday, April 20, 2012

My love affair with peanut butter continues ♡´ ¸.✿´´¯`•.¸¸. ི♥ྀ

 Vegan Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies


Makes about two dozen cookies.  In () are the amounts to use if you wish to cut the sugar/oil content of your cookies (I do!).
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup margarine  (2 tbsp coconut oil, 2 tbsp margarine)
1/2 cup sugar  (1/4 cup sugar)*
1/2 cup brown sugar  (1/4 cup brown sugar)
1/4 cup almond milk*
1/2 cup powdered sugar (2 tbsp powdered sugar)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup chocolate chips (optional)

* animal bones can be used in the bleaching process for white sugar so make sure it says vegan on the label.
* I like to use almond milk instead of soy to cut down on the amount of soy in my diet.
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl, cream together the margarine (coconut oil), sugar, and brown sugar. When the sugar has been well combined and the margarine (coconut oil) is evenly mixed, add the almond milk and mix.
  • Add the wet ingredients into the dry and mix.
  • In a small bowl, mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar using a spoon.  If desired, add chocolate chips and mix.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Take a small amount of the chocolate dough and roll into a ball about the size of a golf ball. Flatten the ball onto the palm of your hand using your thumb.  It doesn't have to be perfectly flat.  Take a pinch of the peanut butter mixture and place it in the center of your chocolate dough. Fold the outer edges of your cookie dough up to the center and seal the edges.  If your cookie looks funny, just give it a gentle shaping before putting it on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on a cookie rack before enjoying.

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3 comments:

  1. Hey, this is Scott, how many servings does it make?

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  2. A friend and I just made these up, they were amazing. It was hard to get them into the right shape because the cocoa dough was really sticky. I think the fact that the shapes were really weird contributed to the fact that we could only make 9. Next time I make them I'm also using the ingredients in the parenthesis. It was really good, just too sugary for me.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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