Peanut Butter Cookie Joy

©Diane Eblin

©Diane Eblin

All hands on deck, the cooking has begun! Everyone is helping out and has their jobs to do.  Today my oldest son Andy will make gluten free lasagna, I’m cooking everything else for our trip and my husband’s job will be eating it.   Last night my youngest son Brad baked Peanut Butter Cookies from The Gluten Free Vegan cookbook by Susan O’Brien.  They are amazing!  I have not had a cookie in so long and these were worth the wait.  Brad used agave so these cookies are also sugar-free, and they’re soy free if you eat the ones with no chocolate chips.  The house smelled so good last night and even this morning when I awoke.  I hurried downstairs to get another taste, (what, they make a great breakfast) only to find 5 cookies on the cooling rack.  At first I thought the boys were up late eating all the cookies.  Then I realized my wise son Brad had hidden the rest so we wouldn’t devour them before our trip.  Good thinking!

I am very thankful we have a great cookie for Thanksgiving and that my son baked them.  He’s a great baker so I’m sure I will be adding his recipes to our list soon.  Now, to get that lasagna cooking son started and those pies I promised to bake.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

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2 Responses to Peanut Butter Cookie Joy

  1. Paul D'Souza November 27, 2008 at 9:15 am #

    Love your blog, just found in from the Typepad featured list. Just had to tag it on http://www.foodanswersonline. Will be looking to link more of your posts there – Happy Thanksgiving. Paul.

  2. Susan O'Brien November 30, 2008 at 5:49 pm #

    Happy Holidays everyone!
    Thanks Diane for listing my Gluten Free Vegan cookbook on your website! It's my favorite cookbook to date, as I worked very hard to make the recipes easy to make, yet chock full of flavor and good for you too.
    This time of year I make a lot of the following from my cookbook.
    1. Stuffed butternut squash. This recipe is so versatile, you can stuff it with any veggies and I love it with quinoa too, which adds protein.
    2.Curried coconut and squash stew is great, full of flavor and again, it uses up those squashes that are in season!
    3.One of my all time favorites is J & J's Favorite Yam and Black Bean Burritos. I never use a wrap for them, I just make the filling and then top it with homemade guacamole! It's very good, and hearty too.
    I hope this gives you some ideas that will help you eat well. The cranberry granola bars are another favorite (I made them tonight, but used dried cherries instead of the cranberries). All of my cookbooks give you a foundation, but I hope you will put your creative hat on and experiment!
    Kind regards,