Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sharing is caring

Overall, I would say I am a pretty giving person. I'd give up a seat or a close parking spot for the elderly. The shirt off my back if you ask. You get the point.

The one time though I DO have a problem with sharing is when it comes to dessert. I cringe a little on the inside when someone wants to have a bite of the delectable dessert I am trying to eat.

I have eyed Mama Pea's dough ball recipe many times. So many I could probably recite the ingredients by heart. Then she posted a new version of the recipe. Sadly, I had no juicy story to tell nor could I even think of a decent lie to enter her giveaway. I had come to the conclusion it was time to finally make my own.

Oh so delicious. Everything I could have dreamed of. But when it came time to follow through on my idea to share some of these yummy morsels with my coworkers (after I cooked a fresh batch on my lunch break) I couldn't. I'm too greedy.

At least i'll share my recipe.

Adapted from Mama Pea's recipe you can find here.
Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Dough Balls
Serves: Me (hehe just kidding I got about 30 from this batch)

* 1/2 c. Earth Balance
* 3/4 c. peanut butter
* 1/2 c. brown sugar
* 3/4 c. powdered sugar
* 1/2 t. vanilla extract
* 1 t. baking powder
* 1/2 t. baking soda
* 3/4 t. salt
* 1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
* 3/4 c. whole wheat pastry flour
* 1/2 c. all purpose flour
* 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Beat margarine, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla until fully incorporated.
~In a separate bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder & flours.
~Add dry mixture to the "wet" ingredients in 3 stages. Mix until you have a dough.
~Add chocolate chips. Combine & chill for 30 minutes.
~Scoop dough with a large soup spoon and place balls on a cookie sheet.
~Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest/cool before trying to eat them all.

They will look like this.

or this..

Hopefully your clean pan will look better than mine. Let's call it "seasoned" shall we?

Once they've cooled, it's fair game.

I thought i'd be less tempted to eat them if I cooked them in small batches. Too bad I ate the raw dough as I was making them :) I suggest cooking them in 1 batch though as they were a little too crumbly by bake time #3. It's all good though, a splash of almond milk and they were morphed from dough ball to tender "normal" cookie.

Once I came to my senses that I wasn't being "nice" I took some dough balls to work to share. One for each of my coworkers.

Two for me.


  1. I'm so jealous you can bake on your lunch break!

    Eating the raw dough is the best part of vegan cooking. I would majorly have to cut the recipe down so I wouldn't eat 30 balls in one sitting :-)

  2. Jen you took something delicious and made it fabulous! double chocolate plus peanut butter, sign me up! :)

  3. @Diana @ VeggieNextDoor These dough balls are SO quick to make (the longest part is the chilling in the fridge bit).

    I LOVE raw dough. And have to admit on many occasions I have eaten plenty of raw non vegan cookie dough. Very bad lol

  4. @Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food Oh you know me, chocolate & peanut butter go together like peas and carrots ;)