>> Friday, September 24, 2010
Good morning! I haven't been posting on my usual schedule lately, but hopefully my video will help explain why. That, is -- because it's difficult for ME to type out an explanation. Grrr. Please know I'm incredibly frustrated right now, and I hope to get in a better posting groove ASAP.
So, that's the story. I'm not feeling too enthused about it all. It could, however, be much, much worse. Or at least I keep telling myself. I mean, it could have been my WHOLE hand. Phew!
And now on to the good stuff!
PEANUT BUTTER BITES
What you'll need . . .
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used homemade)
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance (I used soy-free)
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/3 cup Sugar in the Raw
- 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
- 1 tablespoon Bob's Red Mill Egg replacer (mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Method . . .
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil or spray baking sheets
- Using an electric mixer, cream the peanut butter, butter substitute, and sugars until light and well blended (you don't need a food processor or mixer -- you can also just use a fork).
- Beat in the mixed together egg replacer.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Sift together the flours, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
- Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
- Place balls about 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.
- Press into mini muffin sheet (recipe makes enough to fill a whole sheet). Or make the way you'd "normally" make cookies -- 1 tablespoon rounds, flatten with your hand on baking sheet.
- Bake for approx. 10 minutes (or more, depending on the size of your dough balls). Should look golden brown.
- Transfer the cookies to a rack to cool.
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