Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Peanut Butter Cookies + Earth Balance Review

{Disclaimer: I received a jar of Earth Balance pb complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. Opinions are 100% my own.}

Sweets are definitely a weakness of mine whether it's ice cream, cookies or brownies I don't discriminate. Naturally when Influentser sent yours truly a coupon to test a Earth Balance spread I knew I had to pick up some PB and make cookies. Good thing I'm breast feeding and don't really have to worry about the calories when I eat five cookies in a day! Yup, I went there.

Previously I had never tried any Earth Balance products. I was unsure as it's marketed as "vegan." To my surprise the pb was pretty amazing -- rich, creamy and super smooth. The agave added a nice sweetness without losing the peanut butter flavor or texture. Overall, I would potentially purchase again especially if it's on sale.

  • Sweetened with agave
  • Vegan
  • No GMOS
  • Smooth and creamy
  • The added flaxseed doesn't change taste or consistency 
  • Price -- A 16 oz jar at my supermarket runs $6.39. If you're like me you'll go through it in a week. That's a bit much.

Earth balance offers a number of nut butters and next time I'm definitely going to pick up a jar of coconut peanut butter!

Now for the good stuff -- cookies! I whipped these up in less than an hour.

Peanut Butter Cookies
via Joy of Cooking

Preheat oven to 375. Grease or line cookie sheet.

Whisk together:
1 1/2 Flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Beat in a large bowl until well blended.
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar

Beat in:
1 large egg
1 cup creamy Earth Balance Peanut Butter
1/2 tsp vanilla

Stir in the flour mixture until blended. Shape into 1-inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Press flat with a fork and bake about 10-12 minutes. let stand briefly, then remove to a rack to cool. Makes about 60 cookies!



  1. Yum! I loooove peanut butter cookies, but rarely make them - I guess I need to get on that ;)

    I've never tried Earth Balance, but I would honestly give it a try after reading your review. I thought it had all sorts of weird stuff in it, but it sounds like its totally up my alley!

  2. sounds delicious! i'd love to try this peanut butter. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  3. I love Earth Balance but I don't see any point of anything besides peanuts in my peanut butter.