Dave brought some of these cookies into the shop yesterday - it was my day off. Heather says they were delicious - it was my day off. There aren't any left today but Dave thinks they were so nice I should put the recipe up on the website so that others can enjoy them too. Hmmm thanks guys. I find I can't recommend these cookies as I HAVEN'T TRIED THEM!
Dave found the recpe in a book called Vegan with a Vengeance, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. The recipe claims to make 12 "huge ass" cookies but Dave found the amounts below made about 36 of a more "standard ass" size... so really it's up to you how big you like your ...er... cookies.
225g plain flour
175g rolled oats
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
175ml rapeseed oil
175g crunchy peanut butter (about 12 tablespoons)
200g granulated sugar
225g brown sugar
125ml vanilla soya milk (or plain)
2-3 tsps vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease two baking sheets
Mix the flour, oats, baking powder and salt in a large bowl
In a separate bowl mix the oil, peanut butter soya milk and vanilla extract.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix. the dough will be very firm and moist.
Break the dough into even-sized lumps of your choice and roll them into firm balls in your hands
Place them on the prepared baking sheets well spaced out.
Flatten them out using the base of a jam jar or a rolling pin.
Bake for 8 to 15 mins, depending on size, until the cookies have risen a little and are golden brown.
Allow to cool on the baking tray for 10 mins before attemtping to move them to a cooling rack.
and please ... don't forget to bring some in to the shop for me to try!
The taste tests are in - so far: 0 people thought Big Crunchy Peanut Cookies was Yummy 0 thought Yuck. What about you - Yum or Yuck?!