Saturday, 15 September 2012
Vegan peanut butter cookies
A while ago I was visiting a friend and wanted to bake something to take with me. She had recently become vegan and I wanted to see what recipes I could find that would taste good - this was my first foray into vegan cookery in fact.
Obviously anything using eggs or butter was out, but what I didn't realise until I started looking on the internet is that there are vegan margarines including one called Pure, which makes baking a lot easier. I found a recipe on the internet for vegan peanut butter cookies - peanut butter is vegan of course - that didn't use eggs, so decided to make this.
75g Pure or other vegan margarine
50g peanut butter
50g caster sugar
50g brown sugar
100g plain flour
pinch of salt
Using an electric mixer, beat the margarine with peanut butter. Add the caster sugar and brown sugar.
Stir in the flour to make a dough.
Shape the mixture into balls and space out on a greased baking tray. Alternatively roll them out and use a cookie cutter - I used a heart shaped one. Bake for about 15 mins at 200C though watch to make sure they don't brown too much especially if you have rolled them out quite thin.
I really liked these and they're a good recipe to use if you've run out of eggs as well!
I am sending this into Alphabakes as the letter for this month is P.