Saturday, September 6, 2014

MoFo Day 5: Desperation cookies

Sadly, I LOVE peanut butter and will eat it by the spoonful, so I generally don't keep it in the house. I'd been craving PB cookies for a while and finally got desperate enough to not only make them, but to make peanut butter as well. I had some roasted peanuts in my cupboard, so with 1.5 cups of those + 60 seconds in the Vitamix, I was ready to bake.

My favorite PB cookie recipe (and believe me, I've tried a lot) is the Thin and Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies from Vegan Cookie Connoisseur (the recipe is visible on Google Books). The recipe says to refrigerate and slice the dough, but when I want cookies, I WANT cookies, so I always just roll them in balls and press them so I don't have to wait for the dough to chill. They sometimes turn into funny shapes, like this one with cat ears. Regardless of how it looked, it tasted delicious crumbled over vanilla ice cream.

Also, I know dessert is kind of a departure from my MoFo theme of sitting down to meals. But of all the things that I should eat without distractions, dessert has no other value than the taste, so I should concentrate and enjoy it.


  1. I have a lot of 'Desperation' recipes around here, my MoFo theme is utter desperation. I love peanut butter cookies and I neverrrr refrigerate and slice dough because I'm just too impatient and want it all asap.

  2. Yay for cat-eared cookies! P.S. Your MoFo theme has inspired me to have several undistracted meals this week, so thank you! :)

  3. The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur might be one of my all-time favorite cookbooks. I haven't tried this recipe yet. NOTE TO SELF.