Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Recipe: Peanut Apple Pretzel Cookies

from Post Punk Kitchen

2 generous cups mini pretzels, crushed into small pieces
1 cup roasted, shelled peanut halves
4 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups, lightly packed) dried apple rings
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup non-dairy milk
2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup dark brown sugar, tightly packed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl combine pretzel pieces and peanuts. Using either kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut apple rings into small, bite-sized pieces. Combine with pretzels and peanuts.

In a large mixing bowl sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

In a separate large bowl, whisk together soy milk and flax seeds. Add oil, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla. Beat with electric beaters for 2 minutes until lumps of brown sugar are dissolved and mixture is very thick. Stir in flour mixture and mix just until dry ingredients are moistened and a thick, soft dough forms (you might want us a rubber spatula for this step). Fold in pretzel mixture and stir to completely coat everything with batter. The resulting dough will be very chunky and sticky. Drop heaping tablespoons of dough onto lined baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes until cookies are firm and edges are lightly browned. Move from cookie sheets to wire racks to cool. Store in a loosely covered container.

Makes over 3 dozen cookies

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