I’m so happy to have Katherine from Of Corgis And Cocktails guest posting here today – I love her blog! I’ll let her introduce herself :)
Hi! I’m Katherine and I blog at Of Corgis & Cocktails. I’m a huge foodie and love making new recipes. I love that Kelsi is a conscious eater and I wanted to make a yummy vegan treat for her readers. This peanut butter cookie recipe is 100% vegan and you can also add carob chips for an extra treat (or chocolate chips for those of you non-vegans like me) [Note from Kelsi - There are lots of vegan chocolate chips on the market too! My favorite are the semi-sweet chips that Ghirardelli makes. Yum! They sell them in most grocery stores, just read over the ingredients before you buy.]
What You’ll Need
1/4 Cup (1/2 Stick) Vegan Margarine, melted
1/4 Cup White Sugar [Note from Kelsi: Staunch vegans may want to substitute cane sugar/raw sugar]
1/4 Cup Lightly Packed Dark Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Teaspoon Cornstrach
1 Tablespoon Water
1/2 Cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/8 Teaspoon Salt (I use Fleur de Sel)
3 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup
Preheat your oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
Melt your butter and mix in both sugars. In a mixer on medium speed, cream the sugar and butter together. Since your butter is melted, it will look different than when making traditional chocolate chip cookies. Add in your vanilla.
Mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water. I make it in a little shot glass.
Mix together your flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Mix into the sugar and butter mixture slowly.
Add in the peanut butter and maple syrup and mix on medium until well mixed.
Drop by the rounded teaspoon onto a cookie sheet sprayed lightly with Pam or lightly greased with your margarine. (I use foil and don’t grease!) Flatten slightly by pressing a fork into the cookie in a criss-cross pattern.
Cook for 10 minutes or until light and brown. Remove and let cool on the pan! Voila – yummy cookies!
For more yummy recipes and lots of other awesome stuff, be sure to check out Of Corgis And Cocktails! Thanks so much, Katherine! I can’t wait to make these cookies!