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Amazing Peanut Butter Chocolate Good For You Cookies

What you need: 

1/2 cup Earth Balance (or other vegan margarine/shortening)
1 cup natural peanut butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup spelt flour (whole wheat or white can be substituted)
1 cup quick oats
1/3 cup ground flax meal
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup chocolate chips

What you do: 

Mix all ingredients and drop onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 9 to 11 minutes. Be careful when taking the cookies off the sheet--they don't hold together too well until they've cooled a bit!
These taste absolutely decadent, like they should be terrible for you, but they're fairly healthy as far as cookies go! Adapted from the Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies recipe also on VegWeb.

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I wanted to update my review: upon further consumption, I am not so wowed by these cookies. No offense -- they aren't bad, but they are nothing special unless you eat them straight out of the oven (or as dough!). They are cakey cookies, which I don't mind so much, but I know a lot of people don't like that. They also get dry very quickly. I think I'll thaw the remaining dough (I froze about half because it made so much) and eat it straight out of the tub, and just use other peanut butter and/or chocolate chip cookie recipes that I've had better luck with in the future. Thanks though.

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Thought I would be the first to review this recipe. First off, they are quite yummy. Not the best ever, but definitely worth a try. I like the instructions, since you can just mix it all up at once! :-) IT MAKES A LOT OF DOUGH, so be sure to use a big bowl (wish I'd known this before I started, LOL). Next time I will omit the oil. Finally, as a side note, these are really not that good for you. I know, I know, they are cookies, how good for you can they be, right? I just wanted to note that because not everyone is very familiar with nutrition, and I didn't want anyone thinking these are healthy. After all, they have 1.5 cups of sugar, 1/2 a cup of margarine plus some oil, and a full cup of peanut butter (which is good fat, but still its a LOT of fat). Thanks for the recipe! :-)

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