I finally figured out how to make a gluten free and vegan cookie that did not fall apart or turn to rubber! I made these last night and the whole family enjoyed them! Here is the recipe. If you make them, post to this blog and tell me how they turned out. Also, let me know if you added any new twists to the recipe. I love new ideas! : )
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 stick of Earth Balance- Vegan Buttery Sticks ( from Spouts)
1 jar of Peanut Butter & Co. – Dark Chocolate Dreams ( from Sprouts)
1/3 c. apple sauce, 2 tsp baking powder ( mix together)
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. Traders Joes Gluten Free Flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Blend sugars, butter, peanut butter, apple sauce mixture, and vanilla in a kitchen aid mixer on medium. You may need to pause mixer and scrape the sides of the bowl. The dough should be thick. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Continue to mix in the mixer until everything is blended well.
Lightly spray your cooking sheets with non stick cooking spray and then dab dry with a paper towel. Scoop into 1 inch balls and bake for 10-12 minutes. Place cookie sheet on a wire rack and cool 5 minutes. Remove the cookies and let them continue to cool on plates.