So I happened to have these beautiful red cranberries sitting in my fridge and I was wondering what to do with them. The first idea that hit was cookies :).
These cookies can be made with any nut butter and in my case I tried peanut butter. You can use store bought peanut butter or make it even at home for a better result. In case you want to make your own peanut butter this link could help.
Prepare Flax Egg
To prepare for the dish make a flax egg. This substitutes as a good replacer for egg and helps in binding the dough for the biscuit. To make a flax egg mix a tablespoon of flax meal (ground flax seeds) with 2-2.5 tablespoon of water. Keep it aside for 5 minutes and it sets into a gooey mixture.
Some helpful instructions for the dough
- The dough prepared is quite crumbly in texture. Use a little water (2-3 spoonfuls) if you are not able bind it just as it is.
- Shape the dough into a cylindrical shape by rolling gently with your hands. Place this cylinder of dough into a plastic cling film and wrap tightly.
- Refrigerate for 45-60 minutes to harden the dough. Cut into cookie discs. If your cut cookies are a little crumbly you can still patch them together easily.
½ cup Peanut Butter
½ cup powdered Sugar
2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 Flax Egg (1 tbsp Flaxmeal + 2 Tbsp water)
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 cup Dried Cranberries (thinly chopped)
* Cranberries can be replaced with Raisins
1. Prepare your flax egg.
2. Preheat Oven to 200 C.
3. Mix the wheat flour and powdered sugar into a uniform mixture.
4. Mix the peanut butter, oil and flax egg together in a bowl.
5. Stir in whole wheat flour mix and cranberries.
5. Mix well with hands and make the dough into a shape of log with width of 2 inches.
7. Wrap the dough tightly into a plastic cling wrap and refrigerate for 45 – 60 minutes.
8. Cut the dough into discs using a sharp knife.
9. Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes. They will have brown edges and slightly soft center.
10. Cool the cookies on a rack. Place in a jar and enjoy it till it lasts :).
*Adapted from – http://www.veganfamilyrecipes.com/2014/11/nut-butter-cranberry-cookies.html