Special Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

Okay, I know that Peanut Butter Cookies are not a traditional Christmas Cookie, but I could not resist this wonderful recipe from Earth Balance.

Earth Balance products have changed my life!!  If you have not tried them, I suggest you do!!

In the meantime, here is the Special Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.  Watch after the recipe post for my tip in making these a Special Holiday Peanut Butter Cookie!

Special Holiday Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe Type: Holiday Cookies
Author: Earth Balance
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Earth Balance® Coconut Spread
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated cane sugar
  • 3 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 4 tbsp of water
  • 2 tsp of gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cups Earth Balance® Natural Peanut Butter, crunchy or creamy
  • 3 cups Jules Gluten Free™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated cane sugar for rolling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together Earth Balance® Coconut Spread, brown sugar and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in the egg replacer and vanilla, then mix in peanut butter until well-combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
  5. Mix dry mixture into wet mixture, in three separate additions, beating well after each addition.
  6. Measure one teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball. Roll the ball in the sugar and place on cookie sheet. Repeat, placing the balls about 1 inch apart.
  7. Gently flatten each cookie using a fork, pressing once across the cookie, then again, making a crisscross pattern.
  8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned.
  9. Let the cookies stand 5 minutes before removing from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Store cooled cookies in airtight containers

 

What makes these a Special Holiday Peanut Butter Cookie?  Well, first, the recipe uses Earth Balance Coconut Spread!  Doesn’t that sound yummy?

And to make this extra special, I would roll them in COLORED sugar.  Won’t that be fun??

Have some great holiday cookie recipes? Wanna share them?  Email them to me at GFDFSandy (at) gmail.com and I will feature them here!

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