Vegan gluten-free peanut butter cookies

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All of the cookies!

At work, we had a cookie exchange! I signed up to bring some, and while it was risky, I decided to try a new recipe for the holiday fun. Since there are others at work with food allergies and I have issues with dairy, I made a vegan and gluten-free peanut butter cookie. It was a hit with everyone.

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I found my recipe on Full of Beans. This was my first time making a flax egg, so I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. I also made my own oat flour. This cookie tasted delicious, and was super filling. Aside from having a decentย amount of sugar, it was also pretty healthy. I’ll definitely be making these again, any time of year.

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For each flax egg, I took 1 tbsp ground flax meal, and 3 tbsp water. I doubled it since this recipe called for two, and left it in the fridge to set while I was at work.
To create the oat flour, I just measured out the amount of oats and ground them down in the blender. Using a food processor would probably yield a finer blend, but this worked well for the cookies I was making.
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Ingredients (via Full of Beans)
  1. 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  2. 1 cup packed light brown sugar* (see notes)
  3. 1 cup granulated sugar* (see notes)
  4. 2 flax eggs
  5. 2 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/2 tsp salt
  7. 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour or oatmeal ground to flour (easy in a dry blender)
Instructions
  1. Start by preparing 2 flax eggs (each egg = 1 Tbs very finely ground flax meal and 3 Tbs water, mixed thoroughly and chilled in fridge for at least 30 minutes)
  2. Heat oven to 350ยฐF
  3. Combine all ingredients
  4. Oil or line with parchment paper 2 cookie sheets
  5. Shape the dough into balls (~1 lg Tbs)
  6. Flatten slightly with crossed tines of a fork
  7. Bake 12-14 minutes
  8. Let cool slightly on cookie sheets
  9. Carefully remove to a cooling rack. They will be a bit fragile until cool.

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10. Serve them to anyone! Even the biggest cookie lovers will enjoy these tasty vegan, gluten-free peanut butter cookies. My coworkers loved them, my boyfriend loved them. I’m pretty sure if I hadn’t told anyone that they were allergy-friendly and plant-based, nobody would’ve known the difference. ๐Ÿ™‚

What are your favorite cookies to make at Christmastime? Let me know in the comments!

 

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