Saturday, December 4, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

I wish I had the pleasure to try the original Annie the Baker Cookie Dough Balls. I could order them online but I think that takes the fun out of actually experiencing it in person at an event where they are being featured. They look delicious and something you can’t just eat one of. Hopefully I’ll get to experience the original dough balls one day.

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Being this wannabe vegan, I came across some vegan dough balls from Peas and Thank You. She was inspired from Annie the Baker dough balls and decided to create a vegan version. When I become a mom one day, I definitely am inspired by Mama Pea and how she has raised her kids. Vegan or not, it is good to be open minded and try new things, like vegan dough balls of course! Something you can make with kids and you can even eat the raw dough without getting sick! Vegan baking is the best for that reason. ;)

I made these for my friends at a UFC event held at their house one weekend. They seemed to enjoyed them but I definitely kept it a secret they were vegan. Can’t knock it till you try it! I kept them as vegan as much as possible except instead of peanut butter chips, I had extra toffee bits to use up. I didn’t bother reading the ingredients, but I’m sure they weren’t vegan. Then I ran out of dark chocolate chips and mixed in some milk chocolate chunks.

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As for that, everything else was vegan from the buttery spread and natural peanut butter. Instead of whole wheat pastry flour, I used spelt flour!

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Everything turned out perfect and I decided I will be making these cookies for my first Holiday Cookie Exchange I will be hosting with my good friend Lisa. It’s not a traditional holiday cookie I would normally make but right now I’m really into vegan baked goods, and would like to share it with other individuals! Plus I’ll make sure to keep it 100% vegan for the party.

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Head on over to Peas and Thank You for the Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls recipe.

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Ooey, Gooey, Goodness!

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Enjoy!!

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PS: Las Vegas has been so gloomy and cold lately! Check out these clouds. This weather just makes me want to bake and stay extra cozy ;)

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3 comments:

Mary said...

Your cookies look wonderful. I think the most important step for cooks to take is to begin thinking about the ingredients they use in the making of their food. You've taken that first step. I expect great things from you :-). You have a wonderful blog and I really like the food you feature here. I'll be back often. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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Diana's Cocina said...

These look and sound wonderful!