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Pretend Peanut Butter Cookies

Updated February 23, 2016
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Allergy-Free Desserts

Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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.

Cooking Methodbaking

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, lactose-free, low cholesterol, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipmentelectric mixer

Mealdinner, snack, tea

Taste and Texturechewy, nutty, sweet

Type of Dishcookie, dessert

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

Instructions

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.

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

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

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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