I had a mini vacation last week and our home actually ran out of sweet snacks for my husband. You know how when you get home from a trip there are a million things to do – like unpacking, checking the mail, getting your messages, then replying, checking the yard and on and on? Well, this time I also needed to make a sweet dessert.
I didn’t get to it until the next day and naturally I wanted to make it as healthy as I could. Iced Peanut Oatmeal Cookies is what I ended up making. Oats and peanuts all wrapped up in a cookie with sweet icing. Really good – and the first time in years that I made a cookie icing. You don’t need to make the icing if you want to skip the step but it sure is good. Now my handsome skinny husband got his sweet tooth satisfied and I got a new recipe to share with you.
Iced Peanut Oatmeal Cookies
- For the Cookie:
- 1/2 cup vegan butter
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg replacer
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1-1/2 cup old fashioned oats - uncooked
- 1 cup chopped peanuts
- 1/2 cup dairy free sour cream
- For the Icing:
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 Tablespoons soy creamer
- Lightly oil baking sheets.
- Mix the egg replacer per the directions on your box. Set aside.
- Beat the sugar and butter until creamy.
- It takes about 5 minutes with a hand mixer on medium.
- Add the prepared egg replacer and vanilla extract. Mix well.
- Stir in the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
- Add the nuts and oats. Mix well.
- Drop by the heaping teaspoon full onto the prepared baking sheets.
- Bake at 400• for 8 minutes.
- Cool on a rack.
- Make the icing while the cookies are cooling.
- To make the icing:
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Take off of heat.
- For easier cleanup - place the rack of cookies over a baking sheet to catch the drippings.
- Drizzle over the cookies in a back and forth motion.
- Let the icing cool until it hardens a bit.
You may freeze them in any of the methods shown in my article http://veganinthefreezer.com/preparing-food-for-the-freezer/
They defrost quickly so it really doesn't take any planning. Just put them on a plate for an hour or so and enjoy.