Sunbutter Sandwich Cookies

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Sunbutter Sandwich Cookies 

INGREDIENTS:

Cookie

  • 1/2 cup sunbutter
  • 1/2 cup butter or butter replacement (I use Earth Balance)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg (I used Ener-G egg replacer)
  • 3/4 cup  flour (I used a gluten free blend – see below*)
  • 1 cup rolled oats (quick oats would work well too)

Cream together butter, sunbutter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix in egg (or egg replacer).  Stir in baking powder and baking soda.  Mix well.  Gradually add flour and oatmeal, adding a little bit at a time, stirring in between each addition.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.  Slightly flatten cookie…I just used the palm of my hand. Bake @ 350 degrees for about 8 minutes, or until slightly browned. Cool on cooling rack.

Filling

  • 1 Tbsp. butter (Earth Balance)
  • 1 1/4 powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup sunbutter
  • 2 tbsp soy milk or water

Cream all ingredients for filling together and mix until smooth.  Using a butter knife, spread the filling on the bottom of one cookie and place another cookie (bottom of cookie toward filling) on top of the filling to make a sandwich. Store in an airtight container. Can be frozen.

* I made my own gluten free flour mix a few weeks ago. It is so much easier than pulling out all of those different flours out each time I bake. Unfortunately, I was just using up various flours that I had on hand and I don’t remember exactly what I used. This should be close to what I used:

  • 1 cup sorghum flour
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup white rice flour (I think I had regular and sweet rice flour left and threw them both in)
  • 1 cup potato starch/tapioca flour (again, I had both left so I used up what I had left)

Mix well. Store in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator until ready to use. I’m sure there are lots of gluten free flour blend recipes out there. I haven’t done extensive research on the various blends yet but this worked well for me!

source : beckybakes

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