>> Wednesday, September 14, 2011
As the title gives away: These cookies have apple cider in them. How exciting is that? The flavor doesn't come through like crazy, but the extra sugars/juice makes the texture i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e. Soft and light with a slightly crisp exterior, if that makes any sense. Not that cookies need to be understood or logical in any way.
Other ingredients: Chocolate and peanut butter. Of course.
HIDDEN CIDER COOKIES
What you'll need . . .
- 1/2 cup Earth Balance
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 1 egg of dry egg replacer
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 pinches of salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Method . . .
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Cream together the Earth Balance, cocoa powder, and sugar. Add the vanilla extract and peanut butter. Beat well until incredibly fluffy. Five minutes.
- Add the apple cider next and mix just as well.
- Then stir in the rest of the ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
- Scoop heaping tablespoons onto the cookie sheet. If you want the cookies to be pretty, you may want to flatten them. I just let them bake as is, hence the sloppy look.
- Bake for between 12-15 minutes. Until lightly browned on edges (with a chocolate cookie, it's hard to tell -- but you'll start smelling them).
- Let cool completely before eating for best results.
- Store in your fridge. If they last that long.
After the past week we've had, I'm happy to be back cooking and baking again. And speaking of weeks . . . I'm nearly 30 weeks pregnant! Check out what's going on with that on (never home)maker, baby!
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