Saturday, August 13, 2011

No Nut Smartie Monster Cookies

Using a soy butter in place of peanut butter works well in these cookies,
and replacing the M&M's with Smarties makes these cookies
a safe treat for those of us with nut allergies.
I have found several brands that I like and have found that some taste
just like peanut butter. This recipe does not have any flour in it.

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups soy butter (any brand you like)
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • t tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 1/2 cups oatmeal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Smarties
Method:
  1. Cream butter, soy butter, sugar and eggs together. Add vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well.
  2. Stir in oatmeal, chocolate chips and Smarties.
  3. Place mounds of cookie dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350ยบ for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake! 

9 comments:

  1. A note to your American readers: Canadian Smarties and US Smarties are very different candies. Canadian Smarties are coated chocolate candies similar to M&Ms. US Smarties are sugary wafers somewhat like Sweet Tarts (without the tart). Making these cookies with US Smarties would make a very unusual cookie.

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  2. If you don't mind, would you share which brands of soynutbutter you like? My son's peanut allergic but we haven't tried any of the soynut butters yet.I've been hesitant to spend the $ only to have him not like it and I'm soy allergic so mom can't finish it up ;)

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  3. Can regular butter be used instead of soy butter and how much?

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  4. I'm so glad I always read the comments! I'm an American, and I was reading and thinking how odd Smarties in a cookie would taste! The Canadian version sounds like something we have here called Sixlets.

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  5. Thank you for a peanut free recipe. My son has a peanut allergy but loves cookies. Any recommendations on a soy butter? I've never bought any.

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  6. I LOVE monster cookies and my daughter is allergic to peanuts -- thanks for the alternative Kathy! My mom just sent me the link, and these are now in our cookie que.

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  7. Thanks for the good comments and questions about candy and soy butter.
    I didn't know that Smarties in the USA were different than ours. I may have to do a little research next time we make a trip across the line.
    We don't like to promote one brand over another, but one that I personally use is WOW!...and I find it tastes just like peanut butter. The jar says it and for me it is true. I have tried other ones that are OK, and some leave a bad after taste or are too dry for me. Again....personal preference. I have used WOW in quite a number of recipes calling for peanut butter and they all turn out. Happy baking!

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  8. Great recipe. My daughter and I are going to try it.
    Have a wonderful day.

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  9. I notice that the recipe ingredients lists only baking soda (2tsp) - where the instructions say to add baking powder AND baking soda - Which one is correct, and if so - how much of which one? Thank you in advance for the clarification! love your recipes!

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