Well, look who is back – and boy to I have something yummy for you! Ok, maybe I fibbed a little and it actually isn’t that good, but I am going to pretend.
On Wednesday my mom informed me that I should write the article and maybe through in a new recipe I had been promising to make. At the time I was like “Yes! This is the perfect excuse to finally make those vegan chocolate chip cookies I have been wanting to make.”
So, I made those cookies and I slaved over them – even started to love them after the 30 minutes I spent grating an apple for them. However, upon completion with my prideful mindset I waved them around and insisted everyone try them. I of course took a bite and fell in love – now I am not sure if I am still in love with them because of how hard I worked on them or because I legitimately like them – anyways, my family HATES them.
So, I have decided that I am going to share the recipe with all of you and you all can help us settle the debate... delicious or not.
Right now the score is Delicious 1 – Terrible 3... the recipe is as follows.
*All of these ingredients can be found at the Poteau Wal-Mart.
1 TBS Flax Meal
3 TBS Warm Water
¼ C Natural Peanut Butter
½ C Grated Apple (unsweetened applesauce would work just fine)
2 TBS Non Dairy Milk
1 TBS Vanilla Extract
1 ½ C Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
½ tsp Baking Soda
¼ tsp Sea Salt
1 ¾ Whole Wheat Pastry Flour or Gluten Free Almond Flour
½ C Cacao Nibs
1. Preheat oven to 375 – line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use one of those handy silicon baking mats.
2. In a small bowl: combine flax meal with water – set aside until thickened.
3. In a large mixing bowl: combine the peanut butter, apple, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Once the flax meal is thickened add it to these wet ingredients.
4. In a separate bowl: combine baking soda, salt, and flower. Add to the wet ingredients along with the nibs. Stir until ALL of the flour is absorbed.
5. Roll cookies into small balls onto the baking sheet – then take the bottom of a glass cup and press them down.
6. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until dry to the touch.
Enjoy my friends and please tell me which team you are on! Also the first picture is of my uncooked dough balls on that super awesome silicon mat and the second is the finished products –- aren’t the beautiful?