I’ve been wanting to post about these fabulous cookies I made for almost three days but I’ve had some Internet connectivity problems. Boo! And what about this bone-chilling weather? Last night the outside temperature gauge in Rob’s car read -2 degrees. Brrrrrr!
I decided to try a cookie recipe from Soy Not Oi, a popular cookbook/zine. The recipe title in the zine was rather long winded – Yummy Vegan Chocolate Cookies with Peanut Butter Inside by Nikole Stepanko.
These cookies are amazing! A great chocolate cookie with a semi-firm peanut butter filling. YUM! They have to be one of the top 5 cookies I’ve ever made. Rob loved them and even raided the stash of cookies I put aside in the freezer for my Valentine’s Day care packages for friends and family back in Michigan. But that’s ok because now I have an excuse to make more.
In short, try these cookies!
Peanut Butter Filled Chocolate Cookies (slightly modified) – from Soy Not Oi
1-1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa (I used Chatfields)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Earth Balance, softened
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Egg replacer equal to two eggs (I used Ener-G)
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 confectioners sugar
In a small bowl combine flour, cocoa, and baking soda; blend well. In large bowl, beat sugar, brown sugar, Earth Balance, and 1/4 cup peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and egg replacer; beat well. Stir in flour mixture until blended and set aside.
In a small bowl, (preferably a vintage Pyrex mixing bowl – I’m kidding! Just seeing if you’re paying attention) combine filling ingredients and blend well. Roll into 30 one-inch balls.
For each cookie, with floured hands, shape about 1 tablespoon cookie dough around one peanut butter ball, covering completely. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 – 9 minutes or until set and slightly cracked. Cool on wire racks. Makes 30.
Emmy’s Notes: I made larger cookies and baked them for about 10 – 12 minutes.
Inside of Cookie (Thanks for holding up the cookie Rob!):