Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Peanut Butter Cookies + Earth Balance Review

{Disclaimer: I received a jar of Earth Balance pb complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Opinions are 100% my own.}

Sweets are definitely a weakness of mine whether it's ice cream, cookies or brownies I don't discriminate. Naturally when Influentser sent yours truly a coupon to test a Earth Balance spread I knew I had to pick up some PB and make cookies. Good thing I'm breast feeding and don't really have to worry about the calories when I eat five cookies in a day! Yup, I went there.

Previously I had never tried any Earth Balance products. I was unsure as it's marketed as "vegan." To my surprise the pb was pretty amazing -- rich, creamy and super smooth. The agave added a nice sweetness without losing the peanut butter flavor or texture. Overall, I would potentially purchase again especially if it's on sale.

Pros:
  • Sweetened with agave
  • Vegan
  • No GMOS
  • Smooth and creamy
  • The added flaxseed doesn't change taste or consistency 
Cons:
  • Price -- A 16 oz jar at my supermarket runs $6.39. If you're like me you'll go through it in a week. That's a bit much.

Earth balance offers a number of nut butters and next time I'm definitely going to pick up a jar of coconut peanut butter!



Now for the good stuff -- cookies! I whipped these up in less than an hour.


Peanut Butter Cookies
via Joy of Cooking

Preheat oven to 375. Grease or line cookie sheet.

Whisk together:
1 1/2 Flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Beat in a large bowl until well blended.
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Beat in:
1 large egg
1 cup creamy Earth Balance Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Stir in the flour mixture until blended. Shape into 1-inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Press flat with a fork and bake about 10-12 minutes. let stand briefly, then remove to a rack to cool. Makes about 60 cookies!

Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Yum! I loooove peanut butter cookies, but rarely make them - I guess I need to get on that ;)

    I've never tried Earth Balance, but I would honestly give it a try after reading your review. I thought it had all sorts of weird stuff in it, but it sounds like its totally up my alley!

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  2. sounds delicious! i'd love to try this peanut butter. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  3. I love Earth Balance but I don't see any point of anything besides peanuts in my peanut butter.

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