I popped over to IRockSoWhat for the recipe and introduced myself to Jess, the author. Jess writes about herself and her family on her lovely blog. Her posts have such evocative photographs, I found myself browsing for ages.
Jess kindly gave me permission to post her easy cookie recipe in metric, but if you would like the original Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies recipe in cup measures, then pop over and visit Jess.
One of the main ingredients in these cookies is coconut oil. The web seems to be going wild for coconut oil just now, there are recipes and all sorts of uses for it all over the place.
I got in touch with The Groovy Food Company (thanks for the introduction Helen) and asked if they could send me a jar of this healthy elixir and before I knew it some organic virgin coconut oil had arrived along with some agave nectar.
Here is what they say about the coconut oil:
"If you are looking for a healthy nut you’d be hard pressed to find a better one than coconut. Bursting with natural favour and goodness, not only is this coconut oil great to cook with, it’s also good for your heart, boosting your immune system and great for lustrous hair.
The Groovy Food Company Virgin Coconut is a healthier alternative to butter – lower in calories but with loads of great taste, this oil makes a perfect addition to homemade bread, cakes, stir-frys and curries."
Graham enjoyed his cookies, he said they had a great flavour, but they were quite soft and if you look at Jess's photo, you can see hers are much darker. This could be to do with the sugar I used, but I think next time I will bake them a little longer.
Cooper and I thought they were really tasty and it was such an easy recipe to make, I'll be whipping some more of these up for Graham soon, or maybe I'll let Cooper do it. Have you seen Cooper's latest recipe on Baby Centre yet? Do stop by and leave him a comment.
Applesauce: This recipe contains applesauce. I just whizzed up a couple of small apples in my vitamix until they turned into a puree, but if you don't have a vitamix, you could bake the apples, then mush them up to make applesauce.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
A soft cookie, full of the flavour of peanut butter. Made with coconut oil.
- 185g brown sugar
- 250g peanut butter
- 120g coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 50ml applesauce
- 188g plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1. Preheat your oven to 375f/190c/170c fan/gas mark 5.2. Mix together all the ingredients. Yes, it's as easy as that! No creaming anything first! 3. Roll the mixture into balls and pop onto two lined baking trays. 4. Press each cookie ball with a fork to make the distinctive pattern.5. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes until golden.notes: Don't panic if these are really soft when they come out of the oven, they take longer to cool down and firm up than a cookie made with butter.
Yield: Makes approx 20 cookies
Disclosure: The Groovy Food Company and Vitamix sent me products to review. I was not required to write a positive review and any opinions expressed are my own.