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Soda-unders? Nope, popovers!

17 Jun
I wonder if the author of The Circle is really into baking.  He must get that a lot.

I wonder if the author of The Circle is really into baking. He must get that a lot.

When baby was four months old I was really itching to start baking again, but I needed things that required very little time/effort and preferably had lots of reward.  Turning to my trusty Moosewood Cookbook (affiliate link), I paged through until I saw a super easy recipe that included the word “or” in the ingredient list.  I don’t think I’ve said enough how much I love this cookbook- the recipes are so good and so forgiving and I actually follow them.  I love that this recipe says “2 or 3 or 4 eggs.”  And despite my love of excess amounts of butter (see super easy french toast souffle), Moosewood in general uses little butter to great effect.

So these are popovers, which I hadn’t had before but I guess are a thing.  A DELICIOUS thing!  First, butter some muffin tins- I have these little ceramic ramekins and I microwaved two tablespoons for thirty seconds and stirred it up.  Also, we have pastry brushes now (thanks, Crate and Barrel wedding gift cards!)

I haven't greased pans a lot in this way- guess I have to BRUSH up on my skills

I haven’t greased pans a lot in this way- guess I have to BRUSH up on my skills

Butter, flour, eggs, milk, salt.  That’s it for these crisp-on-the-outside, custardy-on-the-inside soft rolls.  And it’s just one bowl.

I feel like I'm running out of puns... guess I should milk my head for what I can

I feel like I’m running out of puns… guess I should milk my head for what I can

After whisking up the eggs, add the flour and salt and beat that.  Then pour into your buttered muffin tins.

My lovely ladle lumps (I realize that is a whisk but I am tired let's just pretend it's a ladle and that ladle sounds like lady)

My lovely ladle lumps (I realize that is a whisk but I am tired let’s just pretend it’s a ladle and that ladle sounds like lady)

I used to always get confused when people said "in" after a "y" sound because I thought it sounded like my name (Minnesota accent?).  I wonder if that famous blind musician got confused a lot when people baked muffins and said oh look, an ar-RAY of muffins

I used to always get confused when people said “in” after a “y” sound because I thought it sounded like my name (Minnesota accent?). I wonder if that famous blind musician got confused a lot when people baked muffins and said oh look, an ar-RAY of muffins

That’s it!  Half an hour from start to finish, even faster than lime pie!  These are so good fresh and hot with nothing, or with a bit of jam or butter on them.  After they come out, poke the top sides with a fork so the steam can escape.

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Moosewood Popovers

2 TB melted butter

4 eggs (moosewood says 2 or 3 but I love eggs)

1 1/4 c milk

1 1/4 c flour

1/2 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 375, and grease a muffin tin with the melted butter.  Whisk the eggs with the milk until mixed, then add the flour and salt and whisk together.  Pour into the muffin tins and bake for 35 minutes until the top looks dry.  Prick with a fork and eat!

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Moosewood ricotta cake- so easy! Also we have internet!

20 Apr

We are moved into our house and have internet!  The movers came several days late (they said Thursday-Saturday; they came Tuesday) and everything in our house needed fixing (water heater, AC, plumbing) but we live here now with internet.  Quick post because I want to find my math and start doing it again (amazing how much I can miss math).

For Christmas my in-laws gave me a copy of the Moosewood Cookbook (note: that’s an amazon affiliate link, which means if you buy from that link I get money hopefully maybe).  IT’S AMAZING.  I never follow recipes nor use cookbooks, but that statement is no longer true because I loooooove this cookbook.  No fancy pictures, and ingredients like “2 or 3 large eggs.”  I’m not into measuring precisely (yes this is a baking blog) so I like the give-and-take.  Also every single thing I’ve made so far from this cookbook is incredible.  You should go buy it.  Or give it to someone you love.

Anyways, this cake.  You beat things in a bowl, then pour into a pan and bake.  EASIEST RECIPE.

I know a guy named Ric, but he's vegan.  If he weren't vegan, I'd say Ric otta make this cake

I know a guy named Ric, but he’s vegan. If he weren’t vegan, I’d say Ric otta make this cake

First, butter and flour a pan.  I used to use a little square of paper towel and put butter on it to wipe across a pan, but then I baked with a friend who just used his (clean) fingers to spread a pat of butter around.  It’s actually much easier.  Or you can leave the butter in stick form, unwrap the top like a popsicle, and just spread that around- also easy.

I made this in winter, but I think it'd still be great in Spring.  Form your own opinion, though.

I made this in winter, but I think it’d still be great in Spring. Form your own opinion, though.

Then you throw all your ingredients into a bowl.  I didn’t have almond extract so skipped it.  Do not skip salt!

This cake is grate!  And making it is no (g)rind!

This cake is grate! And making it is no (g)rind!

Use a mixer, food processor, or lots of arm strength and beat til smooth (I used my KitchenAid, also a gift from in-laws).

It's surprisingly cool here in Texas right now.  Beat ya didn't see that coming!

It’s surprisingly cool here in Texas right now. Beat ya didn’t see that coming!

Pour the batter into your pan, and bake it for just under an hour.

Once baked, this cake is quite pourtable-it's not too crumbly.  Of course, before it's baked it's also pour-able

Once baked, this cake is quite pourtable-it’s not too crumbly. Of course, before it’s baked it’s also pour-able

I don't know Nathan Dunfield at all (he's a mathematician in 3-manifolds), but I hope whenever he finishes something he yells DONE-field!  I would if that were my last name.

I don’t know Nathan Dunfield at all (he’s a mathematician in 3-manifolds), but I hope whenever he finishes something he yells DONE-field! I would if that were my last name.

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Moosewood Ricotta Cake (adapted lazily from the Moosewood cookbook which you should buy) [I’ll post this recipe because it’s amazing and a good introduction to how great the recipes are, but I’ll likely refrain from posting any more from the cookbook]

2 15-oz containers of ricotta

2 eggs

2/3 c sugar

1/3 c flour

1 TB vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

1 lemon

Preheat oven to 350, and butter and flour a spingform pan (or a regular cake pan would be fine too, just not as pretty)

Grate the rind from the lemon, and then juice the lemon.  Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix them until smooth.

Bake in the pan for 50 minutes.  Serve cold (so chill it in the fridge).  It just gets tastier the more you let it sit.

Ridiculously easy mini banana cinnamon buns

15 Feb

While I’ll always make those vegan (sometimes) pumpkin cinnamon rolls whenever I have three or four hours to wait, I now make these cinnamon buns every time I want cinnamon buns NOW (but really, within half an hour from start to finish, which is faster than going to the store to get them).  I’ve had this recipe for about three months and have made these at least six times- they were the first thing I baked after baby was born!  They were also the second thing I baked after baby was born.  And possibly the third.

No matter how many people you have eating these, they’ll be gone very quickly.  I think four is a great number, so everyone gets to have two and maybe wishes they had more.  But three is also wonderful, because eating three of these is wonderful.  Honestly I could eat all eight that come in a batch by myself.  What I’m saying is THESE ARE SO GOOD GO BUY SOME CRESCENT ROLL DOUGH AND MAKE THEM NOW.

They’re so good that I didn’t take a picture of all the ingredients beforehand.  If you bake at all you already have all of these minus the crescent roll dough.

I just did jury duty.  Everyone had pat responses to everything

I just did jury duty. Everyone had pat responses to everything

First put a pat of butter in a smallish casserole dish or pie pan, and stick it in the cold oven.  Turn the oven to 350.  I love when stuff goes in a cold oven, so you aren’t wasting gas by preheating.  Anyways.

Open your can of crescent roll dough (this was not intuitive to me and it took me awhile and I still think I do it wrong), and spread out the dough.  Pinch together the edges so you have one big rectangle of dough.

It wasn't hard to get the witnesses to open up, you just had to press at the right moments

It wasn’t hard to get the witnesses to open up, you just had to press at the right moments

With the facts spread before us, we had to return a verdict

With the facts spread before us, we had to return a verdict

It’s OK if it’s not perfect; pinching just makes it easier to cut the buns.  Now stick another two tablespoons of butter in the microwave for 15 seconds (or if you’re one of those people who leave butter out, just take that softened butter.  I think I’ll start leaving butter out.  It’s so convenient!) and spread it on the dough.  Mash or slice a banana and spread it on top of the butter.  I’ve done it both ways and I think I prefer eating the mashed banana, but slicing is SO EASY.  Then mix some cinnamon into some sugar and sprinkle it over the whole thing.

We were following the letter of the law, ignoring ideas of sin. Amen!  Church and state should be separate

We were following the letter of the law, ignoring ideas of sin. Amen! Church and state should be separate

Sometimes witnesses would sprinkle in random facts/observations, and we'd take that into account too

Sometimes witnesses would sprinkle in random facts/observations, and we’d take that into account too

Now take the long edge and fold up an inch.  Roll up the whole thing this way (so you’re traveling a shorter distance and holding the longer side).

Taking a break from court- check out this natural log!  It rules!

Taking a break from court- check out this natural log! It rules!

Cutting the roll is the hardest part of this.  I’ve used floss, as in the next picture, but a sharp slightly wet knife has worked the best.  No matter how I’ve done it, I smushed the rolls.  That’s OK.  Cut in half (the dough already does this for you), then cut each half in half, and each of those in half, so you end up with eight. (Yes, Yen, two cubed is eight.  Good job!)

Sometimes it was hard to cut between the lines and figure out what actually happened.

Sometimes it was hard to cut between the lines and figure out what actually happened.

Now pull that casserole dish out of the oven- the butter should be nice and melted now.  Spread it around, and sprinkle with two tablespoons of brown sugar.

This was just a small civil case, not like Brown vs. Butter of Education.  Oh it was Board of Education, huh.  Mixed it up in mind for some reason.

This was just a small civil case, not like Brown vs. Butter of Education. Oh it was Board of Education, huh. Mixed it up in mind for some reason.

Many things were mixed up in the case- who was where when, why and how what happened happened, sugar and butter (I brought cookies for day 3 of jury duty)

Many things were mixed up in the case- who was where when, why and how what happened happened, sugar and butter (I brought cookies for day 3 of jury duty)

Now put the rolls, spiral side down, in the pan.  They’ll be a few inches apart, which is fine- they’ll spread into deliciousness.  This brown sugar-butter combination on the bottom makes a crust similar to pineapple upside down cake.  It’s awesome.

Bake for 20 minutes.

I love these plain, but you can also glaze them (powdered sugar + milk + vanilla) or frost them (cream cheese + powdered sugar + milk +vanilla).  I prefer the cream cheese and will include that below.

It was hard to look at the plaintiff when we returned the verdict in favor of the defendant- there was no way to sugar coat it.

It was hard to look at the plaintiff when we returned the verdict in favor of the defendant- there was no way to sugar coat it.

Baby cinnamon rolls, adapted from kevin and amanda (theirs is also good but uses twice as much butter and sugar)

1 can Pillsbury crescent rolls

1/4 c butter (1/2 stick)

2 TB brown sugar

2 TB white sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 very ripe banana

(optional): 2 oz cream cheese, 1 c powdered sugar, 1 TB milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla

Cut two tablespoons of the butter into a pie pan or a small casserole dish.  Place into the oven and set oven to 350.

Spread out the crescent roll dough, pinching seams together.  Soften remaining two tablespoons of butter (microwave 15 seconds) and spread on dough.  Either mash banana and spread atop butter, or slice and lay in lines across the dough (like an American flag).  Mix white sugar and cinnamon, then sprinkle over the dough.  Roll up dough into a log.  Cut into eight slices.

Remove warm pan from oven.  Sprinkle with brown sugar.  Place slices spiral side down onto the butter-sugar.  Bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown.

(Optional): Soften the cream cheese (microwave for 15 seconds), then mash with a fork.  Add in powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla, and mash until you have a thick frosting.  Plop some onto each warm cinnamon roll.  Devour.

I actually followed a recipe: banana bread

30 Jan

Well, I made it into muffins, but close enough.  And I liked this recipe so much that I sent it to my brother (he asked for it)!  To make it clear how big a deal this is, I’ve never seen either of my siblings bake something besides a frozen pizza or a box of au gratin potatoes.

Anyways, when visiting my brother’s house in California as a wonderful respite from our polar vortex, I noticed he had three very brown bananas sitting on the counter.  Obviously, time for banana bread!  Always delicious and easy.  And my favorite: one big bowl and a little one only!

Can you SPOT the main difference between this picture and this: https://bakingandmath.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/p1010434.jpg ? I'll give you a hint: it's in all caps in this caption.

Can you SPOT the main difference between this picture and this one? I’ll give you a hint: it’s in all caps in this caption.

Dark brown/spotted bananas are very sweet and mushy, so great for banana baking (I’ve also used mashed bananas to lower the amount of sugar in a recipe).  Plus they’re so easy to mash!

I was going to make a double batch, but Santa Claus came by earlier and I decided to encourage his healthiness by giving him bananas instead of cookies.  So you aren't seeing the FOUR Nick ate.  Maybe I just wanted to make a dirty pun.

I was going to make a double batch, but Santa Claus came by earlier and I decided to encourage his healthiness by giving him bananas instead of cookies. So you aren’t seeing the FOUR Nick ate. Maybe I just wanted to make a dirty pun.

I invited Bruce Banner to come by and fork these bananas for me.  I was just curious if, after the Hulk comes around, he points at everything he did and yells HULK'S MASH!

I invited Bruce Banner to come by and fork these bananas for me. I was just curious if, after the Hulk comes around, he points at everything he did and yells HULK’S MASH!

So you start by mashing the bananas, then mix in some melted butter (melting it takes the small bowl).

BETTY BOTTER IS FROM 1899.  In case you're not aware who Betty Botter is, she's most famous for putting approximately this amount of a superior version of this product into her batter, hence making it better.

BETTY BOTTER IS FROM 1899. In case you’re not aware who Betty Botter is, she’s most famous for putting approximately this amount of a superior version of this product into her batter, hence making it better.

Beat an egg in the now vacant bowl, and add that along with some sugar (I went with less) and a dash of vanilla (I forgot this and the world didn’t explode).

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It seems to cost more and more for ingredients these days… guess you could call it a bowl market.

I love that one of the lines from the recipe is “Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.”  Because most times recipes required you to whisk these guys into the flour before you add it, which is such a pain (requires another bowl).  It does avoid pockets of baking soda/salt, but so does sprinkling!

Call me Jean Claude Van DAMN this is a great action shot! (sarcasm) (+pun!)

Call me Jean Claude Van DAMN this is a great action shot! (sarcasm) (+pun!)

Mix all that up.  My brother and sister in law own this Pam baking spray stuff.  I’ve never used spray fats (I like my olive oil and butter and lard and I throw them in all my food generously), but this was AMAZING!  WOW!  So easy to grease the pan!  I forgot to take an action picture, but rest assured it was incredible.  I think it’s important, if you go this route, to get the ‘for baking’ one or else your stuff will taste like olive oil or whatnot.  Generally when greasing pans I wipe around a pat of butter, because that is delicious, or some vegetable oil (olive oil has too strong a flavor for greasing, in my opinion).

I put a heaping 2 TB of batter into each mini muffin spot.

I was looking for one of these pans for myself the other day, and searched for "4 x 6."  Then realized that I was in the postcard section of the store.

I was looking for one of these pans for myself the other day, and searched for “4 x 6.” Then realized that I was in the postcard section of the store.

We devoured most of these very quickly (it’s about three bites) before dinner, but here are some of the survivors from twenty minutes in the oven and an hour outside of it:

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And my adorable nephew showing one off!

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Quick and easy banana bread recipe from simplyrecipes.  All I did differently was bake mini muffins for 20 minutes instead of an hour for the loaf.  I figured since I did no doctoring I should just link to the original: here it is again.

 

Flourless chocolate cake

15 Sep
Birthday boy pavlova + flourless chocolate cake!

Birthday boy pavlova + flourless chocolate cake!

It’s been done a million times and you’ve had it in all the restaurants, but it’s still so good and so easy.  Flourless chocolate cake.  Four ingredients: egg yolks, butter, chocolate chips, milk.  You should make this when you’re feeling VERY indulgent.  I paired it with the pavlova from last week for my boyfriend’s birthday, and it went quite well: the light airy pavlova with the ultra-dense gooey chocolate cake.

No ingredient picture this time because I was making it while making the pavlova and was a little overwhelmed.

Butter?  I barely know 'er!

Butter? I barely know ‘er!

Melt your butter, set aside.  Then in the same pot, melt your chocolate chips in the milk and whisk until smooth:

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How I whisk you were here... I'd make you a cake!

How I whisk you were here… I’d make you a cake!

The recipe called for seven egg yolks but I just had the six from the pavlova.  Whatever!  Still delicious!

Ah, to be free of this yoke of unused yolks!

Ah, to be free of this yoke of unused yolks!

Aside: apparently there’s all sorts of food safety with saving leftover yolks/whites etc.  If you aren’t making two desserts at once like I did, you should check out this site with food handling tips.  Then again, that site says not to do the egg separating trick because shells can hold bacteria.  Where are you getting your eggs?!

Anyways, beat up those yolks, then alternate adding the butter and yolks to the chocolate-milk stuff, beating each time.

Beat a bit of butter in your batter.  Then do it again with yolks

Beat a bit of butter in your batter. Then do it again with yolks.

Finally throw the whole thing into a greased pan and bake for half an hour!

I had a friend in middle school named Em.  If he were here I'd say Em, pour!  Yum!  And he'd be like, Yen we aren't in a store here.

I had a friend in middle school named Em. If he were here I’d say Em, pour! Yum! And he’d be like, Yen we aren’t in a store here.

Let it cool (maybe throw it in the freezer), and top with powdered sugar and fresh fruit, or whipped cream.

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Recipe adapted from about.com I am so serious:

6 egg yolks

2 sticks butter

1 c milk

1 bag chocolate chips

Melt the butter, set aside.

Whisk the chocolate chips into the milk over medium heat, until smooth.

Add about 1/3 of the butter to the chocolate-milk and beat until mixed.  Then add 2 of the egg yolks and beat.  Alternate butter, egg, butter, egg until you’re done.

Pour into a greased dish [I used a glass 8″ pie pan] (or a springform pan lined with parchment paper if you’re fancier than me).  Bake at 350 for half an hour.  It’ll look totally uncooked in the middle; don’t even worry about it.  Take it out, let it cool, throw it in the freezer/fridge.

When ready to serve, top with powdered sugar and fresh fruit.  Serves lots of people.

Raw vegan brownie bites- surprisingly delicious

27 Jul

These kind of taste like those brownie bites you buy in the plastic container from the store.  I spent awhile procrastinating the other day and reading up about the raw diet and blogs by raw foodies.  I find it super interesting though not something I would do myself.  I especially like the way people have ‘hacked’ non-raw foodstuffs out of raw ingredients (is that the correct usage of the word ‘hack’?  It’s a verb, right?)

Anyway, let’s throw this together real fast.  I’m going to Turkey and Greece with my two best friends from college this afternoon (as of me writing this, so I’m probably in Turkey/Greece as of you reading this), and I still need to finish packing.  Luckily, this post will be short and making these brownie bites takes maybe 90 seconds.  More if you’re like me and had trouble opening the package of dates.

I wonder if the raw food diet is popular in North Carolina.  Probably not, despite the capitol's name.

I wonder if the raw food diet is popular in North Carolina. Probably not, despite the capitol’s name.

Also I did this because it is HOT IN CHICAGO and I didn’t want to turn on an oven.  Brownies are totally baked goods and hence this fits in this blog.

Food processors are wonderful!  Pulse your pecans til they’re real fine:

What if you named your bag of pecans "mickey"?  Then you could sing: Oh mickey you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind hey mickey!

What if you named your bag of pecans “mickey”? Then you could sing: Oh mickey you so fine, you so fine you blow my mind hey mickey!

Next add your dates.  I had trouble measuring out a “cup” of dates but I think 10-12 is the right number.  Don’t forget to de-pit them!

I pity da fool who hasn't tried dates

I pity da fool who hasn’t tried dates

Man mickey is pretty fly.  Check out all of his dates!

Man mickey is pretty fly. Check out all of his dates!

Pulse that until it’s gloopy (maybe 40 seconds).  I paused before that and looked and it wasn’t gloopy yet (you want the dates to be crushed enough that the mixture sticks to itself).

They're great candidates: these dates are known for their can-do attitude and stick-to-ittiveness.

They’re great candidates: these dates are known for their can-do attitude and stick-to-ittiveness.

Now add your cocoa powder, shredded coconut, salt, and sweetener if you’re using it.  This happened the last time I wanted to make chocolate cake: realized that I have no cocoa powder at home (d’oh) so I used hot chocolate mix and didn’t add sweetener.  It’s probably not actually raw since I used the mix and it’s been processed, but close enough.  It’s like when I made those “vegan” cookies and used butter (but I did not feed them to any vegans).  These brownie bites did not get fed to any raw foodists.

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Yo dog I heard you were making brownies. I dig it. Whirred. (it sounds like word get it get it???)

This gets pulsed for another 30 seconds, until it smells and looks chocolatey brown.  Then scoop them out by tablespoons, dip them in cocoa powder, and toss ’em in the fridge.  They’re pretty crumbly/hard to handle so you could also put them in the fridge for an hour first and then shape them.  It worked out OK and they were a hit at the dinner party!

Sorry no close up, but here’s a picture of me with my new haircut.

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Recipe from The Rawtarian:

1 c pecans

1 c dates

5 TB cocoa powder

4 TB shredded coconut

2 TB honey (I didn’t use this because of the cocoa powder thing.  Also my coconut was sweetened whoops)

1/4 tsp sea salt

 

Process pecans until crumbly.  Add dates, and process until sticky.  Then add everything else and process for awhile, until chocolatey.  Scoop with a tablespoon, roll in cocoa powder or powdered sugar, and put on a plate in the fridge for an hour.  

This made something like 16 brownie bites, which I ended up cutting in half because they were so rich.  The website says it makes six small servings, which makes me think vegans eat a LOT.

Gluten-free vegan three-ingredient peanut butter cookies

18 Jul

I had a gluten-free friend visiting Chicago for a few days last week, and my roommate actually went vegan (vs. her vegetarian/sort of veganism before).  I also came home from a two week trip to France and was itching to bake, but had very few things in the pantry.  BUT I did have these things:

  • Peanut butter (I love the natural Jif stuff, but you can use whatever you want, chunky or smooth)
  • White sugar
  • Flaxseed (You can also use an egg if you aren’t vegan)
These cookies won't make you slim, but the photo is real shady

These cookies won’t make you slim, but the photo is real shady

The recipe for this is just about the easiest.  It’s one of very very few recipes that I’ve completely memorized, and it takes maybe 5 minutes to put together.  That’s a lie because it takes a few minutes for the flax gel to set, but if you have an egg it takes 5 minutes, with flaxseed maybe 7.

So mix your flaxseed gel, 1 TB flaxseed to 2 TB warm water, and let it sit.

I'm running out of puns.  I need to start being systematic and stop being so FLAXadaisical about these captions

I’m running out of puns. I need to start being systematic and stop being so FLAXadaisical about these captions

Then mix your peanut butter, sugar, and flaxseed in a bowl.

These cookies will be really POURtable

These cookies will be really POURtable

A one-bowl recipe?  Sign me up!  (I realize I used two bowls but you don’t need to).

I wish I could have Anthony Ray over to help me back sometime.  Then his stage name would make even more sense.

I wish I could have Anthony Ray over to help me back sometime. Then his stage name would make even more sense.

Scoop by tablespoons onto your silpat (I love these!), and flatten them with a fork to get that peanut-butter cookie-criss cross shape.  Sprinkle with extra sugar, and/or if you want, press a chocolate chip into the top (still with the non-vegan chocolate chips so roommate didn’t eat those).

Baking is so, so baller.

Baking is so, so baller.

These cookies definitely make a good imPRESSion

These cookies definitely make a good imPRESSion

Bake at 350 for however long you want, until it smells good.  My first batch were in for 8 minutes, and then I started washing dishes and cleaning the house and I forgot about the second batch which was in for maybe 16?  18?  and they were still delicious.

You kids have it so good nowadays.  Back in my day, I had to walk upchill both ways to cool off my cookies, none of this wire-rack gadgetry.

You kids have it so good nowadays. Back in my day, I had to walk upchill both ways to cool off my cookies, none of this wire-rack gadgetry.

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Recipe (from various sources on the internet, once)

1 c peanut butter (pick your fave)

1 c white sugar

1 TB flaxseed OR 1 egg

optional: splash of vanilla, chocolate chips

 

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix 1 TB flaxseed with 2 TB warm water and let sit for a few minutes until thickened.

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets.

Press with a fork to flatten (these won’t flatten otherwise and then middle will be far less cooked)

Bake 6-18 minutes, your preference.  Let cool on sheets for a little bit before transferring to wire racks, if you do that.

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