For those of you who are new around here, I have way too many allergies, including peanuts and tree nuts. Now, I’m a weirdo and only developed this allergy when I was in university, so unfortunately I know how delicious things like peanut butter are. So I’ve been wanting to try out numerous recipes using a peanut butter alternative to see if I could make things that taste just as good without nuts. The first recipe I tried was ‘Freenut Butter Easter Eggs’, which you can check out here! They turned out surprisingly well, so I decided it was time to try another one! I’ve been dying to try to make nut free peanut butter cookies for a while now. Ya, I know that sounds contradictory, so I’m going with Freenut butter cookies. So let’s get started!
What you’ll need:
- 1 cup wow butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)
Step 2: Mix Wow Butter & Sugar
In a medium bowl mix together Wow butter and sugar. I just used a wooden spoon here, but I would suggest trying a beater, I think it might incorporate the sugar better.
Step 3: Add egg
Beat the egg into the mixture.
Step 4: Add remaining ingredients
Stir or beat in baking soda, vanilla and salt.
Step 5: Prepare dough
Roll dough into balls, roughly 1 inch in size and place on baking sheet. Using the back of a fork, lightly press a criss-cross pattern into the top of each cookie.
TIP: Keep a cup of water next to you and dip the fork in it before making each criss-cross pattern, so the fork doesn’t stick to the top of your cookies.
Step 6: Bake
Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing.
Step 7: Enjoy!
I would recommend not eating these until they have completely cooled, I just found they tasted better that way. I think these turned out pretty good, not perfect but definitely good for my first try!
Do you have any tips for baking with peanut butter alternatives? Any suggestions on what I should try to make next?