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The Best Real Peanut Butter Cookies!

What you need: 

1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter (I use Smart Balance)
1/4 cup vegan butter (I use Smart Balance light)
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 heaping tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
1 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons vanilla
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Mix your brown sugar, peanut butter, margarine, and shortening in a large mixing bowl either by hand or with an electric mixer, until smooth.
2. Add in the applesauce, and mix again. Next, put in flour, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Mix until well blended.
3. Take a rounded teaspoon and spoon onto a cookie sheet (I put wax paper over what I am cooking on) and use a fork, pressing once on each side of the cookie to get the nice fork lines in it.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on your oven. Be careful not to overbake. It is important to let them cool for several minutes before attempting to take off of the sheet, it gives them time to harden.
Enjoy!
Source of recipe: I have tried many vegan peanut butter cookies and have not been satisfied. I finally made my own recipe after having a huge craving for them, and came out with this one, which tastes wonderful. I hope you all like it as much as I did!

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
8-10 minutes
Servings: 
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

yum yum yum!! I did not have choc chips as I would have liked, but shaved some baking chocolate into the dough and the sweetness of the cookie offset the bitter taste.

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Anonymous

Yummy recipe!

For those "natural" peanut butter folks, it works just fine in this recipe. I used about 1/2 cup creamy natural peanut butter, and 1/4 cup chunky. I cut the sugar down to a little less than 1 cup and used 1 cup white flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour.

Thanks for the recipe! They satisfied my craving!. This recipe made 30 mini cookies (about 1 1/2" in diameter).

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I also have been adding vegan chocolate chunks to them. Very yummy!

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