Thursday, May 19, 2011

How do you store cookie dough?!

Sometimes I wonder if people who limit what they eat are missing out on any important/crucial food experiences. Like don't they wonder what a hamburger tastes like? Or how about a triple hot fudge banana split sundae with extra rainbow sprinkles?  Even with substitutions and the like, I've always wondered if it's still as good as the original. I mean, there are certain foods I'd just never be able to give up. But at least if I turned vegan over night, I would still be able to eat a peanut butter oatmeal cookie. Yup, today's recipe is a vegan peanut butter oatmeal cookie. I have to say, some of those vegan cookie recipes don't store well in the fridge, but this isn't one of them. I made the dough on the weekend, and baked them during the week whenever I had a pb and oatmeal craving. Actually, now that I think about it, do you ever have to refrigerate vegan cookie dough? There's no eggs or dairy. Huh, that's a good question. Maybe next time I make a batch of vegan cookie dough I'll leave it out and see what happens. 


If anybody has already tried that, please let me know. Or, if you found a way to store vegan cookie dough, please tell me :)  (When I refrigerate the dough and then bake it, the dough spreads and I get a very flat cookie with very thin edges)
The cookies themselves very quite tasty. They had a nice peanut buttery oaty taste, without tasting like you're eating a health food (which they're def not). I liked how they held up well because they were easy to bring to school. If you like crunchy cookie bake them a little longer, and if you like soft cookies bake them on the shorter side.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies
Ingredients:
1 ⅓ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
¾ tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp salt
2 cups oat
½ cup canola oil
½ cup peanut butter, creamy
½ cup sugar
¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
⅓ cup soy milk
4 tsp ground flax seeds

Directions
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
2. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon
3. Beat together oil, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, milk, flax sees, and vanilla.
4. Mix in flour mixture
5. Place rounded spoonfuls, flatten slightly,  on a cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes

4 comments:

  1. These look really good! I love peanut butter.

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  2. Mmmm...those cookies look really good! I love baking too.....I really want to do some right now :) I'm loving your blog so far!

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  3. I love vegan treats! I don't know, maybe I feel less guilty eating them? :)

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  4. they look lovely but i wouldn't leave the outside of the fridge for much longer than a few hours because your soymilk can spoil. plus i don't think the leaveners will continue to work their magic ; p

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