Monday, February 27, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

Listen, since we're on the subject of comfort food...
I really think I need to bring up peanut butter cookies.
I don' t know if these are on anyone else's comfort food list?
But no matter how many fancy schmancy desserts I find (or make),
Plain old peanut butter cookies always seem to stay at the tip top of my very favorites.


Here are some elements that make up good comfort food to me:

-Nostalgic. These always take me back to 12-year-old Ashley whipping up cookies for my brothers after school :)

-Simple. I know that lots of people want triple-death-by-chocolate-overload-t0-the-max when they're looking for some lovin' from the oven. But not me. I just want something I can mix up without much thought. I actually love to stir these by hand without the trusty kitchen-aid. Part of the comfort for me comes from the whole creation process, not just the tasty outcome!

-Delicious. Yeah, this one goes without saying. I just wanted to make sure you knew. These are dang good. Do a test. Make a batch & give them to your friends, but don't them they're gluten free/ vegan until AFTER they rave about the goodness ;) I bet they'll be surprised.

Oh yeah, you want the recipe right?


Peanut Butter Cookies
(I made you a printable version.)

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance vegan butter (or Spectrum shortening)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2 cups gf flour blend (I love Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp xanthan
  • organic cane sugar
  • in a small bowl whisk together flour, soda & xanthan and set aside
  • with electric mixer combine all other ingredients and mix until smooth
  • slowly mix in dry ingredients
  • roll dough into balls and roll in cane sugar
  • flatten cookies with palm or use fork to make traditional cross marks
  • bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes
  • Enjoy!

Well, there you have it.
My thoughts on comfort food.
By the way, this recipe won me a front page feature at The Flaming Vegan.
Have you hear of it?
You can add your favorite bloggers and vote for the posts you'd like to see featured!!
I would love for you to check it out and add me to your blogger list.
I'll be posting new recipes there before they even show up here so you'll be like VIP ;)
So what are your comfort foods?


  1. AHHH I haven't seen anyone but my Gram use the fork cross on the top of cookies. love it.

  2. i keep booking marking post of recipes you post, but the problem is its ALL of them i just need to make everything on here

  3. Can't wait to make these. I LOVE peanut butter cookies!!!

  4. Hey Sugar Mama...I spy my favorite cookie:D These look yummy as usual! Hope you are having a sweet day:D

  5. I look forward to trying this recipe! I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  6. Nice post dear
    Good blog
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    Now follow back my blog with GFC too

  7. I've made a different version of these before... yours look a lot better! Mine only had baking soda, peanut butter, sugar, and an egg. I'm definitely trying yours out next time!

    I tagged you in a post today :)

  8. Peanut butter cookies are DEF at the top of my list!! ;)

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  9. Ooh yum, those look good! Love those macro shots - I can practically taste them!!

  10. Mmm! Peanut butter cookies are one of my absolute favorites! These look great!

    I'm a new follower of your blog (I found you through Homestyle Cooking Around The World). I really like what I've seen of your blog so far!
    Please feel free to check out my new blog, and join us in March for my Blog Party- Pinterest Style. :-)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I love blog parties... and pinterest :) I'll be by for sure.

  11. I love peanut butter cookies but I have never had gluten free. They look scrumptuous!!

  12. Thank you for sharing this week on AFW! Be sure to check back next week for reader favorites and hostess picks.

    Be Well,
    --AFW Hostesses

  13. Delicious, as always!!

    Can I make a confession?? I opened your post a bit ago to see what you had going on, but couldn't concentrate on looking around until I got up and made some cookies. Ha! Cookies were on my to-do list...for tomorrow. But, your cookies just looked so good, I couldn't go a minute longer. So...thank you (maybe??) ;-)

  14. Thank you for linking up a fabulous project...

    hope you will stop by and link up another great project..

    Claire xoxo



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