Friday, April 16, 2010

The Betty Crocker Project : Peanut Butter Cookies

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Can't have a trampoline. Can't do a cartwheel without dislocating my thumb. Can't write my name in the snow like a boy. Can't stay up till 3am watching Buffy The Vampire Slayer on a school night. Can't stop burning cookies. . . and quoting Parks and Recreation.

Yes - The first batch burnt. We have a broken seal on our oven that can lead to issues with our projects heating evenly. You have to keep rotating the pan or you end up with raw at one end and carbon on the other. I may have let myself get distracted during the first batch BUT I used the second batch to avenge their deaths!

It is a pretty simple recipe and they are chewy even a day later. Which is my favorite part - besides the Peanut Butter and Chocolate and Cookie parts.

  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2  Cup Margarine (softened)
  • 1 Egg of Ener-G Egg Replacer
  • 1 1/4 cups of Organic Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup of Vegan Chocolate Chips ( optional ) 

Preheat Oven to 350.

In a bowl, mix Brown Sugar, Peanut Butter, Margarine and Egg Replacer with a hand held mixer. Then mix in Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt. Stir in Chocolate Chips with a spoon.

Shape cookies into balls about the size of a melon ball. Place on a ungreased cookie pan about 3 inches apart. If you don't add the Chocolate Chips - make those cute little criss crosses on the top with a fork.

Bake about 10 minutes - until a light golden brown. They do a bit better if them cool on a wire rack.
Also - A little known fact - GREAT for Buffy Hangovers with a HUGE soy latte.


  1. I just want to say your blog has quickly become my favorite! I love your recipes, and cannot wait to try them. And I love your story...I am a sucker for romance after all! Kudos to you make me believe in true love! Keep it up! :o)

    ~ Sheryl

  2. I love your blog!! Great writing and great recipes.

  3. I'm going to promote your excellent project on Vegan Soapbox.

  4. I must say that these cookies remind me of the peanut butter cookies my grandma makes every holiday season. Only now, yours/now mine are better. There's chocotatey goodness in every bite. My only thought to make them better is to use banana instead of the ener g egg replacer. I'll try it soon and let you know. I would bet totally amazing.

  5. Those look fantastic. Can't wait to try 'em!

  6. Thanks for the spot on Vegan Soapbox!

    We're so flattered by all the wonderful comments and support!

  7. Made these cookies this morning and had to hide them so we wouldn't eat every last bite. Who knew crossing over to Vegan could be sooo delicious? Thanks for all these fantastic & fun recipes.

  8. I made these for a party yesterday and they were great! They were so beautiful, I thought I should enter them in a cookie beauty contest. When I made them, I wasn't sure how many the recipe would produce, but I got 17 three-inch cookies out of it (my initial scoops were probably a tablespoon or a bit more).

    I love your blog for reliable crowd-pleaser recipes!

  9. i have the same problem with my oven!! I made banana bread yesterday.. half rose, half was dough.

  10. I made them exactly to the recipe, and they came out very good. I used a nonstick, insulated cookie sheet, and they were done in 9 minutes.

    Glad I found this website today!

  11. I made these exactly by the recipe, and they turned out great. But unfortunately they did not last very long ;D