Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Most Dangerous Cookies in the World

See those? Yeah, those right up there?

Vicious. Dangerous. Mean, wicked and nasty.

Because you will eat the entire batch and sabatoge everything Richard Simmons told you not to do.

But you only live once, so you should just go ahead and bake them anyway.

And then go hide in the closet with a plate of them.

The recipe? Oh, yes.

Here we go:

Those Vicious Peanut Butter (Or Almond Butter) Cookies:

3/4 cup peanut butter (I use Adam's crunchy. It is the best!) Or other nut butter!

1/2 cup Earth Balance (I used the soy free variety)

1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3 Tb milk (your choice) or water

2 tsp vanilla

1 egg or 2 Tb plain applesauce (you may use powdered egg replacer if desired, but it's not as good)

2 cups gluten free flour *see link at top of blog* (or you may use regular flour)

3/4 tsp salt

1 tsp baking soda

Optional: Semi Sweet chocolate chips (check that label for gluten, soy and dairy!)

Cream together the sugar, Earth Balance, milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Add the egg or applesauce and blend. Add the dry ingredients and give them a stir into each other to distribute evenly. Blend together with your mixer. If the dough seems too crumbly (pretty likely with the gf flour), then add a little more of your choice of milk or water. Remember, you want the dough to be cookie dough like - not wet and not crumbly. If desired, add the amount of chocolate chips you would like.

Using a small cookie or ice cream scoop, place dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. If you do not have parchment baking paper, buy some! And do not grease your sheet.

Space your scoops 2 inches apart. Using the tines of a fork, lightly criss cross your cookie mounds.

Bake at 375* for exactly nine minutes. You want them just barely golden. Remove and set sheet on a wire rack, allowing cookies to cool for five minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

:: A Helpful Tip :: If you double this recipe, it is a good idea to NOT double the brown sugar. It makes the cookies too sweet in my opinion. When doubling, simply add 1/3 cup brown sugar.

Happy Face Stuffing!

Currently sharing this post at The Tasty Alternative!


Kayla Garcia said...

Wish I had allergies! Those look delicious! ;)

The Freak Food Gourmet: Mrs. 'Rohmance' said...
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Tiffany said...

Score! I am cooking up some of those bad boys tomorrow! I got pregnancy craving!

Jen said...

Just wanted to say a big "THANK YOU!" I love all the info on your blog! The egg free dairy free soy free mayo you wrote about, has changed my life :) We use it all the time (found it at the co-op). I can only imagine how much time this all takes but it has been such a blessing to our family and your experience with food allergies has inspired me!

And the peanut butter cookies look awesome! :)

Tiffany said...

Um yeah.. these turned out great! I should have made more and how did I miss the part about the chocolate chips! Thanks for another recipe!

The Freak Food Gourmet said...

Kayla - You can use 'normal' ingredients too! I give them in most of my recipes. They are usually interchangable with traditional ingredients. Bon appetite! =)

The Freak Food Gourmet said...

Well, thank you!

The Freak Food Gourmet said...

Score! Now you'll have to make them again with the chocolate chips. =)

Tessa Domestic Diva said...

I love peanut butter cookies...and they are kind of like health food right! At least they have some protein..! Thanks for sharing with us again on AFW!

Anonymous said...

Can you clarify what Earth Balance to use please. The butter like product? So many products called Earth Balance :)

The Freak Food Gourmet said...

It is the Earth Balance Spread (like the butter). Thanks for letting me know - I figured there was just one Earth Balance brand. I will clarify in other posts.=)

The Freak Food Gourmet said...

Absolutely, they are like health food! =D So glad you stopped by. I love the link-up - what a great way to find new recipes.

Anonymous said...

All the same brand but many different products. I assumed it was the butter like spread but wanted to be sure. Thank you for getting back to me so quickly.

Anonymous said...

Have all the ingredients and making a batch today. Can not wait to try them!