Cookies At Last!

It’s so frustrating for me to go several days without having anything edible emerge from my solar cooker! I decided to take the day and make something safe: cookies!

Peanut butter cookies to be exact. I followed the Betty Crocker recipe with vegan and gluten-free substitutes. The batter was delicious! I have to admit that I ate probably half of it before it got the the cooker. Never fear though – I did manage to cook some of the cookies!

Gf Solar Peanut Butter Cookies

1 stick vegan butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup peanut butter

1Tbsp flax + 3 Tbsp water

1 1/4 cups rice flour

1 tsp xanthum gum

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

Pinch salt.

Cream the wet ingredients, then stir in the dry ingredients. Drop onto parchment-lined tray and flatten with a fork to make the crisscross pattern on the top.

Solar bake till done. For me it was about 30 minutes because my oven was only sitting at around 300°F.


The cookies came out a little on the dry side, and definitely more crumbly then I would have liked, but my kids still loved them and polished them off before their father got home!

Rating – okay. Cookies are good, but I need to make these a bit less crumbly.