Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peanut butter cookies...hold the peanut

There are so many awesome recipes calling for peanut butter.  And peanut butter and chocolate go together like peas and carrots.  Ugh - bad example.  I hate peas.  How about...like Oreos and milk?!  Anyway, I'm getting off subject.  My point is - peanut butter is awesome, but I'm allergic.  Not severely, but enough that I avoid it.  And my son, my little Terrible Two - is allergic to not only peanuts, but tree nuts as well.  So he can't even have a spoonful of my beloved Dark Chocolate Almond Butter.  (this stuff is the bomb!)  But due to his allergies, he has missed out on a common childhood staple.  My other 2 children eat peanut butter on a very regular basis.  Isn't genetics weird?

I have avoided making a lot of stuff with nuts in it b/c I feel bad when Mr. Two can't have any.  BUT, the other day, I was reading a blog post over at The Candid RD and she reminded me about soynut butter.  I've tried it before, along with sunflower butter, but my little man wasn't crazy about it.  I did not however, think about baking with it.  So, after reading her post I thought, hmmmm, I should make Mr. Two some soynut butter cookies!  Let him have a taste of how the other half live.  So, the other night after dinner I told my girls we were going to bake some cookies...I wanted something super quick and easy (it was a school night you know), and I remember seeing somewhere that you could make cookies with a cup of peanut butter, a cup of sugar and an egg.  I was skeptical, but thought I'd give it a try....
With mods of course.  Believe it or not, it worked! 

I used -
  • 1 cup soynut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup NuNaturals Stevia Baking Blend
  • 1 T. ground flax seed with 3 T. water to replace the egg (yes, he's allergic to those too!)
I baked these at 350 degrees for about 7 minutes I think.  Next time, however, I will not use the Stevia.  I think I'll just try to reduce the amount of sugar a little.  These cookies, aside from having that artificial sweetener taste to them, were pretty good.  They are crumbly until they cool, but then they hold together fine.  It's definitely a recipe I'm going to try again, and I am going to use soynut butter in more recipes!
Mr. T. Two - enjoying his first non-peanut peanut butter cookie ;)


3 comments:

  1. How cool!! Glad the cookies turned out.

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  2. That's awesome! He looks like he's enjoying them too!!

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  3. I am gonna try that with the sunbutter. I love, love, love sunbutter. Abby and Jacob (peanut allergic) do not like it but might like it in cookies. They are allergic to eggs, too, but I am able to bake with them.

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