Thursday, July 06, 2006

Peanut Better Cookies

Yesterday I had a craving for peanut butter cookies. I remembered the ones my Mom used to make and wanted something similar, but not as fatty and sweet. I immediately reached for Vive Le Vegan because I find Dreena's cookies just sweet enough, but not sicky sweet. I also didn't want a recipe that made dozens of cookies. Low and behold - Peanut Better Cookies.

I chose to make the wheat-free version that used spelt flour instead of wheat flour. These suckers came out huge! They were perfect. Not too sweet, just peanut buttery enough, chewy enough and the spelt flour gave them a great texture.

Dreena now has a new fan in Simon. He was going crazy sniffing the air when I took these out of the oven. Then, later in the evening, this took place.

Hmmm...what's this? Sure smells good. Peanut butter cookies! Oh yea!

If I stare at them long enough, I'll know they'll levitate. They just have to!

That didn't seem to work. Maybe a different angle will do the trick.

Come on cookies! Come on cookies! I'm using the power of my Jack Russell mind. Come on cookies!

Why is this not working?

Mom. Please. Give. Me. A. Cookie.

Aren't I cute? Don't you just want to give me a cookie? I'm begging you! Please may I have a cookie?!


I kid you not, he was crying! CRYING!! He wanted one of those so bad. I did give him a couple of small pieces and he gobbled them right up. He loved them. He was then, a happy boy.


Anonymous said...

I sympathize with Simon...why won't you give ME a cookie?

Dori said...

Yeah Simon, you sat so pretty. Come to Dori's house and I'll give you a whole cookie. :) Nice pb cookies!

MeloMeals said...

omg, that last picture is soooo hilarious.... what a total goofball happy dog!

Pamela said...

I've been planning to try that recipe sometime. I'm glad to hear they turned out well! Peanut butter cookies can be amazing, or they can be terrible.

Tanya Kristine said...

he's so firggin' cute. i'm a sucker for kody too...i have his picture staring at my choco cookies at

Shananigans said...

Darn, now I'm having a BP cookie craving too! Can I pleeeeeease have a cookie? I love that little pleading puppy face. We usually only let Dexter have a little when it's challa for Shabbas. Otherwise we are mean and selfish and send him to bed. Hehe.

urban vegan said...

simon has tremendous self-control. much more than me. those cookies would be LONG GONE if I were standing in Simon's place.

KleoPatra said...

Carrie, this is sooooooooo funny. Mat does the same thing whenever i bake (or cook, or anytime i come within a centimeter of the kitchen!). GREAT FACES, Simon!

And to Shan, i have to tell you that Mattie is unbelievably nutty about challah... she's a bread fanatic, but there is something about challah that drives her wiiiiiiild.

Carrie, i love the sequence of pix. That's really a smile-giver for me... THANK YOU!!!

funwithyourfood said...

I like to add chocolate chips to my peanut butter cookies. Tastes about 94596 times better to me, but I'm a choco-holic :)


PS i'm hoommme :)

Shirley said...

Cute dog! You wouldn't be able to give me the recipe would you? I'm going to buy spelt for the first time and would like some recipes to use it up. I haven't seen Deena's books here and I would also prefer not to add more books to my overflowing collection! Thanks

kaivegan said...

That guy is a keeper!

My kids wouldn't even wait to cool those cookies.

Tanya Kristine said...

that still is cracking me up.

Dr. Melissa West said...

ROTFLMAO!!!! I love the sequence of photos and the story that went along with it. Amazing that you caught it with your camera!

Anonymous said...

LOL. You have a really good dog. Mine woulda had those cookies before I coulda stopped her. ;)

Very adorable. :)

Anonymous said...

That was quite a story! If I had those cookies down Anni and Casey would have eaten them in no time. Cute pictures.. he was a happy dog getting a cookie! Love reading your blog...keep it up

karen said...

How funny these pictures are! My parents have a jack russell they adopted from their local shelter.

My dog behaves like that if someone is drinking bottled beer :) Barking and insisting...