Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

by Marla on October 24, 2011 · 143 comments

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A few things we need to discuss today: Cookies, Cookbooks, Charity Bake Sales and October’s Secret Recipe Club reveal. Most folks love a good peanut butter cookie. Crumbly, comforting and sweet. Mine are all of that but also vegan and gluten free. These cookies are filled with health. They are baked in honor of a little boy named Liam who lost a struggle with life.

Will you please take a seat and join me for some cookies? Grab your milk and a plate.

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It was essential that I added some pumpkin to the usual peanut butter cookies. Any place I can use pumpkin I do. From pie tarts to applesauce to curries.

Pumpkin rules and that is all you need to know.

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The blog I get to reveal and share with you today is Darn Near Domestic. Kristy had these Peanut Butter Cookies sans the fork prints so I decided to make something similar. With my usual twists of course! Hers have no fork prints and neither do mine. Yes there is peanut butter in both our recipes. Hers have sugar, butter, white flour and eggs. Mine don’t. Her little son grabbed her freshly baked batch of cookies from the cooling racks.

My kids did the same…

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I love decorating with all kinds of raisins and dried fruits. They are colorful, tasty and fun…

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Here is the very special book I have been wanting to share with you…

I first learned about the book Cookies for Kids Cancer: Best Bakesale Cookbook on the blog Justcook NYC. The journey to creating this gem was emotional and well worth all the efforts.

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This book is important because all of the proceeds benefit a charity close to the authors heart. Gretchen Hot-Witt’s little son Prince Liam was diagnosed with pediatric cancer at the age of 2 1/2 in 2007. She shares in the book’s introduction that the only thing in the world that mattered after his diagnosis was Liam’s health and path to recovery. Sadly Liam lost the fight to cancer earlier this year. He was only 6 years old.

My heart bleeds for this family.

Bake Sale cookbook and peanut butter cookies recipe

None of us can imagine the pain associated with this sort of thing. To find out your sweet child is so sick sucks the life and strength out of you…..when you need it most.

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When Liam was diagnosed Gretchen created a a positive plan. A BIG plan that involved raising money through local bake sales. She figured everyone loves a good cookie and they are an easy sell. With her first large scale bake sale initiative they sold $400,o00.00 worth of cookies. All of that money helps to fund new pediatric cancer treatments. As of today they have raised millions of dollars. Through cookies…

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They formed the national nonprofit organization called Cookies for Kid’s Cancer that invites others to hold bake sales (and other events) across the  country to benefit this cause. You can help too by hosting a bake sale in your neck of the woods or by purchasing this book. All of Gretchen’s royalties go back to the foundation…to help little kids. Help me to help her help kids.

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What is your favorite cookie recipe? Have you ever held a bake sale?

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Bake Sale cookbook and peanut butter cookies recipe

Giveaway Details

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all of your entries. Congrats to Averie #33 from Love Veggies and Yoga.

If you love all kinds of cookies, brownies, cupcakes and cakes then you will love this book. Every sweet treat that you could possibly dream up is in the recipe index. A few that sound great to me are Fresh Apple Cranberry Bars, Applesauce Bread, Cocoa Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Chips, Cream Cheese Brownies, Pecan Sandies, Tried-and-True Sparkly Ginger Snaps, Coconut Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies. And yes, there is a recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies in the book. They are named after Prince Liam. Read more about the cause here.

Because I cannot resist a great cookie and this amazing woman’s efforts I am purchasing a Cookies for Kids Cancer: Best Bakesale Cookbook for one friend of Family Fresh Cooking….

All the info you need if you wish to donate money or host any kind of event to benefit this cause can be found on their webpage.

How to Enter

Leave some comments….tell me what your favorite kind of cookie is. You have until Friday, October 28th, 12 midnight PST to enter this giveaway. One winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 3 days to respond or a new winner will be selected. Open to residents of the USA.

To earn additional entries, leave a separate comment for each of the steps listed below. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, we will not be able to include them.

  1. Tell me about your favorite cookie recipe. Have you ever hosted or been a part of a bake sale?
  2. Add the Family Fresh Cooking badge into your sidebar or somewhere on your blog
  3. Tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@MarlaMeridith). Here’s a sample tweet you could use or make up your own: Win the @cookies4kids Best Bake Sale Cookbook to benefit Cookies for Kid’s Cancer via @MarlaMeridith http://su.pr/2cbaQH #giveaway PLS RT
  4. Tell me which Family Fresh Cooking Recipe cookie recipe you want to try.
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*Be sure to stay in touch with Family Fresh Cooking and Cookies For Kids Cancer on Facebook too.

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Yield: 14 three inch cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups (127 g) gluten free Quinoa flour
  • 1 3/4 cups (265 g) gluten free Oat Flour
  • 1 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 15 ounces unsweetened Pumpkin Purée
  • 1/2 cup (113 g) all natural Peanut Butter (crunchy or smooth)
  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5-6 droppers full of Vanilla Stevia Drops (adjust to taste)
  • Optional Cookie Toppers
  • Goji Berries
  • Raisins
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Peanuts and other nuts

Method

  • Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone liner. Whisk together dry ingredients. In a separate bowl combine all of the wet ingredients. Add wet and dry ingredients to a stand mixer bowl. With a paddle attachment mix on low speed until well combined. Scrap down the sides of the mixer bowl and the push batter off the paddle when necessary.
  • Take a ball of batter and press into a 1/4 inch pancake shape. Place onto cookie sheet with a little bit of room in between each cookie. Press in any toppings if desired. Bake cookies for about 10-12 minutes until the bottoms are slightly browned.
  • Notes
  • Quinoa flour has a strong flavor that I love but not everyone does. Feel free to use an equal amount of oat flour if you want a more traditional peanut butter cookie flavor.
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1 Angie @ Bigbearswife October 24, 2011 at 7:00 am

oo I’m grabbing my milk and a plate!! Pass the cookies! Great looking cookies Marla!

My favorite cookie is a chewy soft chocolate chip cookie!

Glad to be in Group C with you!

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2 brigid Devney-Rye October 24, 2011 at 7:04 am

Wow, I am so grateful to Amanda for introducing us. Your photos and recipes are amazing. Can’t wait to start following you….and I would love to win the cookbook!

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3 Marla October 24, 2011 at 7:06 am

Thanks for stopping by Brigid! I am grateful for Amanda too :)

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4 Deanna October 24, 2011 at 7:19 am

Yum! Those look great – super adorable and something I can actually eat. Woo hoo! :)

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5 Nelly Rodriguez October 24, 2011 at 7:22 am

Favorite cookie is called a Mudslide…It’s like a brownie inside a cookie!

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6 Marla October 24, 2011 at 7:29 am

Nelly, those sound like some AMAZING cookies :)

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7 Nelly Rodriguez October 24, 2011 at 7:27 am

I tweeted!

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8 Veronica @ Café con Leche October 24, 2011 at 7:28 am

I loove a fat, fluffy chocolate chip cookie!

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9 Veronica @ Café con Leche October 24, 2011 at 7:28 am

And those Cocoa Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Chips sound phenomenal!! I would love to try those from the cookbook!

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10 Kari October 24, 2011 at 7:46 am

My favorite cookie is oatmeal with raisins. What a great looking cookbook.

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11 Lisa October 24, 2011 at 8:16 am

Cookies for Kids with Cancer is an amazing organization and this book is wonderful. Clients of my BF have an 8 yr old daughter battling brain cancer at this time. The strength in her little body and the courage she exhibits just amazes me. Whether I win or not, I’ll definitely be purchasing several copies.

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12 Marla October 24, 2011 at 8:24 am

Thank you Lisa. I am in such great support of this organization and I too will do what I can to support it. I am so sorry to hear about that little girl. xo

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13 Julia October 24, 2011 at 9:07 am

So many things to process in 1 post (in a good way). 1st, peanut butter and pumpkin, in 1 cookie. I have no words for the happiness this brings me. 2nd. What a great cookbook for a great cause. 3rd. I love that you make such healthy treats for your kids.

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14 Rosa October 24, 2011 at 9:21 am

An awesome combo! Those cookies look marvelous.

Cheers,

Rosa

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15 Lisa~~ October 24, 2011 at 9:32 am

Delicious looking and I love how you decorated them too.

If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to check out my SRC recipe this month: Thin Mint Irish Coffee.

Lisa~~
Cook Lisa Cook

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16 Sodium Girl October 24, 2011 at 9:54 am

gorgeous photos! gorgeous cookies! to my eyes, definitely worth all the early wake-ups.

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17 Faith October 24, 2011 at 10:06 am

Oooh, I can just imagine how delicious the combo of peanut butter and pumpkin is, Marla! Love how you decorated them too, they are so cute! As always, another healthy/incredibly delicious treat.

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18 susan October 24, 2011 at 10:07 am

I love all cookies-I appreciate ones that are versatile—like sugar cookies!!!Susan

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19 Kelsey G October 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

Favorite cookie – my mom’s apricot turnovers!! So delicate, fruity and addicting! We always made them for wedding/baby showers and any other fancy schmancy parties we were throwing.

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20 Kelsey G October 24, 2011 at 10:10 am

I follow you on twitter!

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21 Kelsey G October 24, 2011 at 10:12 am

I follow you on Pinterest too!

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22 Kelsey G October 24, 2011 at 10:14 am

I’m Already signed up for your email!

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23 Kelsey G October 24, 2011 at 10:15 am

And I’m following @cookies4kids now too!

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24 Kelsey G October 24, 2011 at 10:19 am

The cranberry pumpkin ricotta cookies are on my list to try!

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25 Kelsey G October 24, 2011 at 10:21 am

Following you on Instagram too! Now I’m beginning to feel creepy, following you all over the place :)

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26 Nicole, RD October 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

Those look…so…good! And the photos! The one with the basket is stunning! The natural light is perfect!! Bake sales are my favorite way to bake and try new treats, that’s for sure! I think my favorite cookie is a chewy, thick, chocolate chunk!!!

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27 Natalie October 24, 2011 at 10:39 am

Pumpkin + Peanut Butter = amazing combo!

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28 Amanda October 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

my favorite cookie is a warm, homemade chocolate chip

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29 Amanda October 24, 2011 at 10:44 am

I receive emails

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30 Amanda October 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

I want to try banana oatmeal snack cake

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31 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 24, 2011 at 11:03 am

Marla these look amazing!

I just pinned them to my Cookie Board.

You did a fantastic job on these. Wow. And that you made them GF and Vegan. Nice work, my friend!!

My fave cookies lately are the Peanut Butter Oatmeal White Chocolate Cookies I made last week. This week…I’m onto something new.

Great giveaway!

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32 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 24, 2011 at 11:03 am

RSS feed yes for sure

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33 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

Twitter following

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34 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 24, 2011 at 11:11 am

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35 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 24, 2011 at 11:12 am

instagram following

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36 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

stumble following

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37 sara October 24, 2011 at 11:19 am

My favorite cookie is oatmeal chocolate chip! I haven’t organized a bake sale, but I have baked for them.

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38 sara October 24, 2011 at 11:20 am

I tweeted the giveaway! (I’m @cupcake_muffin)

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39 sara October 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

I follow you on twitter! :)

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40 sara October 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

I follow you on Pinterest and I pinned this post.

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41 sara October 24, 2011 at 11:23 am

I subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog.

Also – just wanted to let you know I am also running a giveaway on my blog if you’re interested! :)

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42 sara October 24, 2011 at 11:24 am

The cookies I’d want to try from this blog are the Cranberry Pumpkin Ricotta Cookies.

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43 Miranda October 24, 2011 at 11:25 am

I love chewy peanut butter cookies.

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44 Miranda October 24, 2011 at 11:26 am

I’m an email subscriber.

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45 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm

My favorite cookie is a traditional chocolate chip cookie with Peanut Butter Cookie in 2nd! I love your Pumpkin Cookies, I may make these today to take to work tomorrow!

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46 Meryl October 24, 2011 at 12:23 pm

My favorite is double chocolate chip.

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47 Cellabella October 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

My favorite cookies are snickerdoodles with oatmeal-chocolate chip cookies following close behind ;)

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48 carolinaheartstrings October 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm

What a terrific post. Thanks for sharing it. My fav cookie is my sugar cookie. It is the best in the world!!!!

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49 Kailah October 24, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Hi there! I am a new convert from Amanda at “I Am Baker”. I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am to find your blog! I’m currently on a quest to really change how my kids and I eat (my husband already does amazing, lol, even snubbing things I cook for broccoli and fish!). I’ve been doing an elimination diet with no gluten, dairy, soy, beef, pork, sugar, caffeine, and certain veggies (esp. corn). Even if I don’t turn out to be overly sensitive to any of these, I’m planning on cooking more like this – not as much gluten and lots more veggies especially. I’m also a Rocky Mountain girl (by Pikes Peak) and can’t get enough of “my mountain”.

Thank you so much for your blog! In the 20 minutes I’ve been reading it I’ve saved 6 recipes and look forward to many more!

Oh, and I love a classic chocolate chip cookie. :-)

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50 Jeff October 24, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Am I able to enter the contest being a Canadian? Or has the 49th parallel messed with me again?
In any case, Pumpkin + Peanut Butter = AWESOMENESS! I love the little pumpkin head decorations!

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51 Teri@The Freshman Cook October 24, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Awesome! Great cookie, Great cause! Wonderful blog!

Stop by and see my Mint Brownie Bites!

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52 Rhonda October 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

You are breaking my heart and making me drool at the same time. I think I’ll have a pumpkin cookie and a good cry for Liam at the same time.

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53 Marly October 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

I love these cookies – both vegan and gluten-free! My kinda recipe, my friend. Now, I can’t wait to check out the next post with 10 Steps to getting skinny. Nah, I think I’ll make these cookies first!

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54 abeer e October 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

my favorite cookie is gingerbread and gingersnaps!!! they are amazingly delicious!!! i also love european biscuit cookies, they are also to die for!!

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55 abeer e October 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

i follow you on twitter!!!

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56 abeer e October 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

i follow cookies4kids on twitter!!

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57 abeer e October 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

i already follow you on pinterest and pinned this sweet post!!!

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58 abeer e October 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm

i am signed up for email feed, im pretty sure!!!

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59 abeer e October 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm

of course i follow you on instagram!!!

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60 Eliot October 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm

A great reveal, a great cookie, and a great cause. Thanks for bringing attention to such a heart-wrenching issue.

I love the pumpkin in these cookies as well as all the healthy (and pretty) toppings.

Great SRC post.

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61 Donna October 24, 2011 at 7:13 pm

I’m a sucker for snickerdoodles right out of the oven.
Thanks for doing this post – “Cookies” is a word that should always go together with “kids,” but not the word “cancer!”

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62 Marla October 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Donna, you are so very right. Cookies + kids makes lots of sense. Cancer is beyond awful and cruel. xxoo

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63 Jeanette October 24, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I am always touched and amazed by families that turn sadness into hope for others. I know too many families that have lost loved ones to cancer, and it is just incredible how so many of them have created organizations to raise money to fund research for cancer cures so that others might not have to go through their pain. What a thoughtful giveaway Marla, and I love your cookie recipe.

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64 Marla October 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm

Thanks Jeanette. Glad you like my cookie recipe. I know you have known many who have suffered from cancer. These organizations are so important. I always hope that all of that money ends up in the right hands…

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65 Nancy@acommunaltable October 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm

This is such a wonderful cause Marla and I love your take on the cookies!!

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66 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] October 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Yummy. These cookies look great. I love anything that’s healthy and includes PB!

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67 Mb October 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

oatmeal chocolate chip!

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68 MaryAnn D. October 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

My favorite cookies are things that most people have never heard of. My favorite was a cookie that my mother used to make that was a sweet fried ravioli that unfortunately, I have lost the recipe for. There was also another cookie called cenci that were fried strips dusted with confectioners sugar.

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69 MaryAnn D. October 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I have participated in several bake sales over the years, some for Camp Fire Girls, some for different clubs, some for my daughter. There have been too many to count.

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70 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen October 25, 2011 at 1:34 am

What a great organization! My favorite cookie is the American classic – chocolate chip.

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71 Veronica@mycatholickitchen.com October 25, 2011 at 3:46 am

I got my milk and plate. I love the faces you put on these. What a great blog you got for SRC and you picked a awesome recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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72 Katrina October 25, 2011 at 4:06 am

These cookies sound awesome! Love them! My favorite cookie is ginger molasses. Mmm.

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73 Katrina October 25, 2011 at 4:17 am

I follow you on twitter~

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74 Katrina October 25, 2011 at 4:17 am

I follow you on Instagram

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75 Katrina October 25, 2011 at 4:18 am

I follow you on pinterest

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76 Joanne October 25, 2011 at 4:55 am

Given that pumpkin and peanut butter are basically my two most favorite foods on this earth…I know I’d adore these!

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77 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. October 25, 2011 at 6:03 am

These look delish!

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78 jessica w. October 25, 2011 at 6:13 am

My favorite cookies are no bake cookies!

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79 jessica w. October 25, 2011 at 6:16 am

I would love to try and make this cookie recipe the pumpkin peanut butter one, it sounds delish

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80 jessica w. October 25, 2011 at 6:17 am

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81 jessica w. October 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

l Follow @cookies4kids on Twitter

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82 jessica w. October 25, 2011 at 6:19 am

l follow you via RSS feeds

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83 jessica w. October 25, 2011 at 6:21 am

I Follow Marla Meridith on Pinterest & pin this post

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84 jessica w. October 25, 2011 at 6:21 am
85 HeatherChristo October 25, 2011 at 6:57 am

What a great post Marla, you are doing good work here.
Cookies look divine!
My favorite cookies are snickerdoodles or oatmeal? toss up.

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86 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner October 25, 2011 at 7:58 am

I’ve been in a bake sale twice! It was so much fun. :D My favorite cookie recipe is my RAW Chocolate Chip Cookies. The are just so addictively good! :)

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87 jen October 25, 2011 at 9:40 am

My favorite cookie is chocolate chip

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88 jen October 25, 2011 at 9:45 am

I have participtated in a bake sale and made my go to chocolate chip cookie recipe – gooey on the inside with a little crisp on the edges

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89 jen October 25, 2011 at 9:46 am

would like to try the blueberry lemon muffins you have!

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90 susan October 25, 2011 at 9:49 am

wow, Marla, what a great cause and what a great loss. good for your for sharing this and for helping others help each other!

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91 Alex October 25, 2011 at 9:56 am

My favorite cookie is the classic chocolate chip…

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92 Alex October 25, 2011 at 9:58 am

I followed @marlameridith on twitter!

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93 Alex October 25, 2011 at 9:59 am

I also followed @cookies4kids on twitter… great cause

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94 Amanda October 25, 2011 at 10:50 am

These are beautiful Marla! And so is your heart to give back… what a wonderufl book and giveaway!

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95 Andrea October 25, 2011 at 12:18 pm

What an inspiring woman to continue helping other children in need.

My favorite kind of cookie would have to be an oatmeal cookie, molasses, or chocolate chip dipped in milk of course! I’ve never hosted or been in a bake sale, but I have baked some cookies for a bakesale my mom’s work was hosting. :)

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96 Andrea October 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

I tweeted the giveaway!

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97 Andrea October 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

I would love to make your No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies…. and I think I just might do that :)

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98 Andrea October 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I am following you on Twitter

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99 Andrea October 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I am following cookies for kids on Twitter

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100 Andrea October 25, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I suscribed to e-mails!

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101 Andrea October 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm

I stumbled this post and I’m no

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102 ElizaBeth October 25, 2011 at 12:45 pm

HI! I’m so glad Amanda shared you with us! I’ll definitely be around again. My favorite cookie: Nutella-Oatmeal. Its a variation on peanut butter- oatmeal. Oh so yummy. I think it might be time for me to do some baking. :)

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103 ElizaBeth October 25, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Its been a LONG time since I’ve participated in a bake sale. But this week there is one for a girl that was just diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at our church. I’m shopping at this one. :)

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104 ElizaBeth October 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm
105 ElizaBeth October 25, 2011 at 12:57 pm

I’m following @MarlaMeridith on Twitter @5Grapes

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106 ElizaBeth October 25, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I’m following @cookies4kids on Twitter @5Grapes

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107 ElizaBeth October 25, 2011 at 4:33 pm

email subscriber. :)

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108 ElizaBeth October 25, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I want to try the Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. They look so tasty… I’m thinking I might need to go back out for mushrooms. ;)

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109 Heather at Multiply Delicious October 25, 2011 at 7:08 pm

What a heart breaking story Marla! My heart goes out to Liam’s family.
These cookies are beautiful Marla! And so is your heart to give back… and tell Liam’s story and to share this recipe! Which by the way sounds delicious.
And the photo’s are amazing Marla!

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110 Carolyn October 25, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I love chocolate-chip cookies and no I’ve never done a bake sale. I remember them as a kid.

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111 Hannah H. October 25, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I love a good brownie!

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112 Hannah H. October 25, 2011 at 8:25 pm

One time I made a ginormous batch of gluten-free vegan thin mint cookies (from Manifest Vegan’s blog). I took them to three different events, and everybody raved over them. Nobody could believe they were gluten-free!

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113 Caitlin October 25, 2011 at 8:55 pm

Those cookies look great! I’ve been thinking lately about how lower gluten content just seems to make sense and these cookies are going to finally inspire me to cook up my pumpkin meat (and roast the seeds!) to get going on pumpkin season (albeit a little late)! Glad to have found your blog!

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114 Kitchen Belleicious October 26, 2011 at 5:21 am

pumpkin and peanut butter together? Like a match made in heaven I would assume. Boy do they look delicious. Seriously though I have a bone to pick with you- with two kids running around where do you find the time to style all your photos. I am simply amazed everytime i leave this place! WOW

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115 Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} October 26, 2011 at 6:03 am

Great way to “healthify” the traditional peanut butter cookie and for such a great cause! Love the berries and nuts on top. My kids are getting old enough that they like to have little bake sales but I’m pretty sure most of the merchandise gets eaten rather than sold ;)

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116 Kristen October 26, 2011 at 6:19 am

Such fun cookies – I love their little faces!
My fave cookie is snickerdoodle, I think. Or a soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie. Or pumpkin cookies… or…. ;)

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117 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com October 26, 2011 at 10:23 am

Mmmm.. so drool-worthy! I was thinking of baking a pumpkin cookie, but I have to try your recipe. Looks yum!

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118 Lauren from Lauren's Latest October 26, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Thanks for the info about this great organization, Marla! This is such an easy way for anyone to make a difference!

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119 Theresa Janke October 26, 2011 at 6:07 pm

White chocolate macadamia cookies are the best

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120 Cara October 26, 2011 at 6:28 pm

I, too, put pumpkin wherever I can :)

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121 Evan Thomas October 27, 2011 at 5:38 am

My favorite cookie is a sweet and chewy molasses cookie

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122 Tickled Red October 27, 2011 at 6:04 am

Fantastic cookie recipe but most of all I love the story and the charity. It hits close to home with my brother who has so far won his battle. Thank you so much for sharing this {hugs}.

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123 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective October 27, 2011 at 6:29 am

Marla, those cookies are so cute and rustic looking. I have never baked with stevia, but am so curious now…

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124 Sean October 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

Definitely my wife’s monster cookies….YUMMMY!!!!

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125 Sean October 27, 2011 at 10:55 am

I’m an email subscriber :)

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126 Alina October 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

email subscriber

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127 Alina October 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

Favorite cookie of all time – oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!!!

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128 Sean October 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

I’d love to try making the bacon and cheese stuffed mushrooms. THey sound delicious.

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129 Sean October 27, 2011 at 11:00 am

I’ve participated in my daughter’s class bake sale. It was great and horrific all in one!! The chaos of the kids on sugar but so much fun to be around family and friends and doing something great for the community.

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130 Alina October 27, 2011 at 11:01 am

Never have I organized a bake sale but I frequently participate in them. I love to try new recipes out after attending and volunteering.

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131 Alina October 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

Family Fresh Recipe I’d love to try out is the grilled cheese bruschetta. Sounds insanely good!

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132 Georgia Pellegrini October 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm

I never thought of putting pumpkin and peanut butter together. Now I’m going to have to try it!

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133 Marla October 28, 2011 at 5:19 am

G, pumpkin & peanut butter are awesome together. Not only for the flavor, but they both add so much to the texture of baked goods. The crumb is amazing!

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134 Katrina October 28, 2011 at 9:34 pm

What a great looking cookie!
My favorite cookie are my chocolate chip cookies which I’ve adapted from Jacques Torres recipe–every one loves those and asks for the recipe.

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135 Katrina October 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I’m now following you on Twitter.

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136 Katrina October 28, 2011 at 9:38 pm

I tweeted about this giveaway.

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137 Katrina October 28, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I’m now following Cookies 4 Kids on Twitter.

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138 Kate@Diethood October 29, 2011 at 8:41 am

Marla, once I finish drooling over your photos, I’ll learn what this post was about. :)

Favorite cookie? Oh…that would have to be a soft chocolate chip cookie. Like the Subway kind! My fave! :)

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139 zosia October 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Hi :) You wrote that we could sub more oat flour for the quinoa flour, but could we just as well sub more quinoa flour for the oat flour? (Making it purely out of quinoa flour?)

Thanks :)

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140 Charlie June 15, 2013 at 11:29 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE these cookies!!! i have made them dozens of times and have eaten them all by myself!!! hahaha such amazingly healthy and tasty recipes!! thank you so much adore the website and always look forward to making another one of your recipes.

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