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Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 3
 

Recipe

Those who have tasted these swear that they really taste just like peanut butter cookies. They look like them, too. The only difference is that they aren’t.

Yield : Makes about 20 small cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal
  • 1¼ cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All-Purpose Baking Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ cup organic palm fruit oil shortening
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sunflower seed butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a cup or small bowl, combine the water and flaxseed meal and allow to thicken for 3 to 5 minutes. In large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the shortening, sugars, and sunflower seed butter. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, then beat in the flaxseed mixture and the vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again. Stir in the dry ingredients until thoroughly combined.

Using a small ice cream scoop, drop the dough 2 inches apart onto the prepared sheets. Press the cookies down with the tines of a fork (dipped in sugar) in the criss-cross pattern characteristic of peanut butter cookies.

Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are golden and the tops no longer look wet. Transfer the baking sheets from the oven to cooling racks and cool for 10 minutes, then transfer the cookies directly onto the racks to cool completely.

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days, or freeze for up to 3 months.


© 2010 Elizabeth Gordon
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Serving size is 1 cookie.

150kcal (8%)
30mg (3%)
0mg (0%)
0mcg RAE (0%)
64mg
35mg
3g
11g
1g
16g
0mg (0%)
121mg (5%)
1g (4%)
9g (14%)
1mg (4%)
 

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  • MJ003

    04.11.11 Flag comment

    Would love to make these, can you substitute pure dextrose for the sugar and also need the nutrient breakdown, carbs,sugar and fat..?

  • DecafSteve

    03.31.11 Flag comment

    "how is a serving" should read, how many cookies are considered a serving. pardon me typo's.

  • DecafSteve

    03.31.11 Flag comment

    Thanks for posting this. Sounds yummy, but I was wondering what the "numbers" are. Such as: how is a serving, calories per serving, calories from fat, and all of that good stuff since I am a heart patient and would love this receipe but need to know the "numbers" (as in Read Those Labels" before baking theese. Thanks!

 

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