Monday, September 20, 2010

vegan peanut butter cookies

i'm not vegan. although i do have much respect for people that are. but i was looking for a desert to make last night and came upon these lovelies. i am a peanut butter fanatic! so i whipped up a single batch of these. i sent the remaining cookies with tyler to work this morning. i was going to inhale all of them if they weren't out of my sight! see... even i struggle with self control and food... mostly treats. and i have been a BAD girl while pregnant. very BAD!

1 1/4 c. spelt flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 TB unrefined sugar (i used date sugar, but i'm sure you could use honey and just combine it with the wet ingredients)
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 c. + 1-2 TB all natural peanut butter (i used the adams chunky brand. and no skippy or no other normal peanut butter has a truly "natural" peanut butter. if you don't have to stir in the oil, it almost always means there is added sugar. :) )
1/2 c. pure maple syrup
1/4 tsp. blackstrap molasses (i'm pretty sure i accidentally used 1/4 c. oops. but they are super good with that)
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
3 TB canola oil

Preheat oven to 35o degrees. In bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and soda together. Add sugar and salt, stir until well combined. In separate bowl, combine 1/3 c. peanut butter with maple syrup, molasses, and vanilla. Then stir in oil until well combined. Add wet mixture to dry, stir through, and as it's coming together, stir in remaining 1-2 TB peanut butter (not completely; leave bits of peanut butter throughout the batter). Place large spoonfuls on cookie sheet and press with fork. Bake 11 minutes- no longer. Let cool no more than 1 minute and move to cooling rack to prevent drying out. Makes 1 1/2-2 dozen.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

so i'm a day late

it's september 2nd and i'm just getting to announcing the winner of my giveaway. actually, i just did the random number generator and got #7. this girl was really entry #8, but one girl that left a comment didn't actually enter, so this moved kim up to the lucky #7 spot! so even though you are my sister in law, i still need your address because i don't have it. so email me with your address so i can send tyler to the post office to mail your dvd's on saturday! yay! i am pretty sure you already have bootcamp 2. you can let me know if you want the extra copy or not. congrats!!!! it will come in handy over the next little while!