This is a take on the old fashioned peanut butter cookie. A favourite in many households, my peanut allergy makes it something I don’t want to bake. So…it was time to attack the Betty Crocker Peanut Butter cookie recipe and see what we could come up with.
Lotus Biscoff Biscuit Spread to the rescue.
This is great stuff – takes very peanuty but without nuts. It does have soya flour it though so not safe for those with soya allergy. No egg or dairy so great from that front. It comes in crunchy and smooth so you can choose which one you like!
These are lovely, if cooked for 8 minutes they go crunchy, closer to 6 and they are chewy. Very close to the ‘real thing’ in terms of taste and great.
Free From: Dairy, Eggs, Peanuts
Contains: Soya and Gluten
Preheat oven to 375ºF, 170ºC
Lightly grease a baking sheet
¼ cup veg fat such as Trex
¼ vegan margarine such as Pure
½ Biscotti spread
½ cup brown sugar
1 ¼ cups plain flour
1/4tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
2 tsp Organ egg replacer with 2 tbs water whisked in
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp Koko milk (or any non-dairy milk you like)
Cream the fat and sugars together with an electric mixer or hand held mixer until smooth, light and fluffy. I find that when using vegetable fat this can take a while to get rid of lumps. Add in the Biscoff mix and the whisked egg replacer. Mix together until fully combined.
Stir in the flour, soda, baking powder, non-dairy milk and salt.
Mix until you have a firm dough that forms a ball.
Chill for 30 minutes
Using a teaspoon shape the dough into balls and put onto the baking sheet. Squash each ball lightly with a fork so that they flatten out a bit and you have a nice pattern.
Bake for 6 minutes for chewy, or 8-9 minutes for crispy. If you like chewy cookies then whack the baking tray on the counter when you take the cookies out of the oven. They will get cracks in the top and be chewier.
Leave to cool on a wire rack.
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