I am inspired by peas. Well, one Pea in particular. Mama Pea. And when she says that her Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls are the best recipe she has ever made? Of course I made three batches.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls from Peas and Thank You
- 1/2 cup earth balance (or any other non-dairy margarine)
- 3/4 cup natural peanut butter (naturally, I used Trader Joe’s natural creamy)
- *1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk*
- 1/2 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2t vanilla extract
- 1t baking powder
- 1/2t baking soda
- 3/4t salt
- 1 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 cup + non-dairy chocolate chips (Trader Joe’s definitely makes the best semi-sweet chocolate chips around)
*the almond milk is optional based on if your dough is too dry without it, I found that mine was so after making the first batch I combined it in with the wet ingredients
1. Beat earth balance, peanut butter, both sugars, almond milk and vanilla until fully incorporated.
2. In a smaller bowl combine baking powder, soda, salt and flour.
3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, a little at a time until almost mixed together.
4. Now add the chocolate chips that you managed to not nibble on during the making of the dough.
5. Chill dough for roughly 30 minutes.
6. Preheat oven to 350*. Roll the dough into small balls. Roll these in your hands to look more like a dough ball and less like a scoop of ice cream. Place on a lined cookie sheet (they don’t spread so you can fit a lot on each sheet).
The mini cookie scoop I used made tablespoon-sized balls, perfect for a party.
Bake for 8-10 minutes (mine were small so if you make larger ones the time might be slightly more). But do not overbake. I repeat, do not overbake.
Doesn’t that make for an awesome dessert selection.
Peas and Thank You, Mama Pea.