Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

Every now and then, I crave for something sweet and usually resort to recipes that can be made easily. At times, I try to make vegan recipes to avoid the fat content. I made some peanut butter cookies and they turned out great...sure couldn't stop with one cookie. These cookies are a low-fat version when compared to the regular ones.


1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oat flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (use crunchy peanut butter, if you like bits of peanuts)
Pinch of salt


Preheat oven to 350° F.  In a mixing bowl, add whole wheat flour, oat flour (grind the instant oats to a powder consistency), brown sugar, ground flaxseed, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well. Stir in the wet ingredients to the dry mix. Make sure that the ingredients are mixed well. If not, you can use your hand to knead the dough.

Drop a tablespoon size of the dough onto a cookie sheet (line with parchment paper) about 1-2 inches apart and flatten it. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are lightly golden brown. Cookies will be soft when out of the oven and firm up as they cool. Cool the cookies for 10 minutes and serve.

Makes 12-14 medium sized cookies.