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Everyone has foods that bring back the comfort of home when you were small. This week I have been feeling a little bit of homesickness, a rarity for me; and I have the distinct memory of my mother’s peanut butter cookies fresh out of the oven. The food memory has been haunting me all week, so this morning I decided that it was about time that I did something about it! I hunted down the recipe and did some quick changeroos. The original recipe is neither vegan or gluten free, so I did some altering on my own. The end result brought me right back to my five year old cookie stealing days… (who’s been stealing from the cookie jar?… or was it just my family who used to sing that).

Hot out of the oven

GF, Vegan Peanut butter Cookies

1/2 cup earth balance

1/2 organic natural peanut butter

1/2 cup cane sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 flax egg (1 T flax + 3 T water, stir and let sit until it begins to thicken)

3/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cup gluten free flour (today I used spelt, but I’m sure brown rice would also work)

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt


 First, preheat the oven for 350 degrees

Grab a large bowl and begin to measure out the wet ingredients. (Earth balance, peanut butter, sugar, flax egg, vanilla)

Once measured, mix them up.

In a separate smaller bowl, mix up the dry. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix up until nice and smooth.

Next, prepare your pan. For us, we use a SILPAT. A nifty and very handy device that doesn’t require greasing and allows your cookies to slide off easily and evenly cooked. If you don’t have a SILPAT around, just oil the pan lightly.

Put a half cup of sugar (your choice of kind, we used cane sugar, in a small bowl) Roll each cookie into a ping pong ball shape, and then roll in the sugar until nicely coated. Place each ball on the pan. Smoosh with a fork in a criss-cross pattern

The Smooshing Process

Place in oven and bake for 10-12 minutes. Keep a sharp eye on them because these cookies taste best when just barely browned on the bottom and edges! Enjoy a taste of my toddler years 🙂

Love, Robin and Katie


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