I do believe this is the Healthiest Peanut Butter Cookies recipe I have seen. Peanut buttery, sweet, crunchy and delicious. Ed has become cookie obsessed. He wants me to keep them in stock at all times. Now, he is actually a very healthy eater and in great shape which brings me to the fact that he does not eat the cookies. Maybe four or six out of 3 or 4 dozen. The rascal. I give a lot away which makes the neighbors very happy. I really don’t mind because it challenges me to think up new recipes. Hey, maybe that is his whole idea. Did I mention there is a little chocolate too. The classic has been turned up a notch.
1 cup vegan butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 Tablespoon Flax Seed Meal mixed with 3 Tablespoons water
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
2 ounces Semi Sweet Chocolate, chopped up small
Mix the flax seed meal together with the water and set aside so it can gel.
In a large bowl - Cream the butter and brown sugar together.
Add all of the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Make 1" balls and lay on an ungreased baking sheet.
Flatten the balls with the bottom of a sturdy glass.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes.
Take out of the oven and remove to a wire rack to cook completely.
All done and delicious.
Package in rigid sided containers as defined in my article http://veganinthefreezer.com/preparing-food-for-the-freezer
TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
Remove from the freezer and just set out. They defrost in no time.