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  1. whisperinggums

    Princess’s mother was thrilled to find said chocolate sitting on her laptop when she returned from the Sad Happening. They made her feel loved, even if still sad. And, if the Princess ever decided to make Flourless Tabasco Cinnamon CASHEW Butter Cookies, her mother would happily try them even if her flatmate wouldn’t.

  2. whisperinggums

    Princess’s mother was thrilled to find said chocolate sitting on her laptop when she returned from the Sad Happening. They made her feel loved, even if still sad. And, if the Princess ever decided to make Flourless Tabasco Cinnamon CASHEW Butter Cookies, her mother would happily try them even if her flatmate wouldn’t.

  3. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Ahh, I LOVE chewy-inside cookies!
    The addition of Tabasco fascinates me (though I’d personally opt for a Mexican, rather than Cajun, hot sauce). They look deeeelicious!

  4. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Ahh, I LOVE chewy-inside cookies!
    The addition of Tabasco fascinates me (though I’d personally opt for a Mexican, rather than Cajun, hot sauce). They look deeeelicious!

  5. thehungryscholar

    Ahhhhh. I need to try these.

    I bought that chocolate for you today!

  6. thehungryscholar

    Ahhhhh. I need to try these.

    I bought that chocolate for you today!

  7. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh my – must make a batch of these ASAP!
    I sense a baking weekend coming on….

  8. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh my – must make a batch of these ASAP!
    I sense a baking weekend coming on….

  9. Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy)

    Wow very creative – both the post and the cookies 🙂 The cookies look tasty.

  10. Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy)

    Wow very creative – both the post and the cookies 🙂 The cookies look tasty.

  11. Kath Lockett

    Oh My Sweet Trembling Nanna Thighs – they are unutterably marvellous.

    Sapphire and I will be making those as part of our school holiday cooking-and-clowning-around-together program!

  12. Kath Lockett

    Oh My Sweet Trembling Nanna Thighs – they are unutterably marvellous.

    Sapphire and I will be making those as part of our school holiday cooking-and-clowning-around-together program!

  13. Vaala ◪

    Daintily gobble up? Oh really?!!!

    I’m obviously never meant to be a princess as our dog chewed up my random tiara (for some costume one year) the other day. I was sad for the loss of that potential dream.

  14. Vaala ◪

    Daintily gobble up? Oh really?!!!

    I’m obviously never meant to be a princess as our dog chewed up my random tiara (for some costume one year) the other day. I was sad for the loss of that potential dream.

  15. theresa

    I made the vegan version of the original version of your recipe once. Flax seeds instead of egg, and they were so rich and delicious that I couldn’t stop eating them, even though they were fairly gooey and fall aparty. I reckon your crunchy outsides are totally where it’s at.

    PS – Do a PhD! And come to the sociology conference in Sydney in December!

  16. theresa

    I made the vegan version of the original version of your recipe once. Flax seeds instead of egg, and they were so rich and delicious that I couldn’t stop eating them, even though they were fairly gooey and fall aparty. I reckon your crunchy outsides are totally where it’s at.

    PS – Do a PhD! And come to the sociology conference in Sydney in December!

  17. L-Izzle

    You are the woman of my dreams.

  18. L-Izzle

    You are the woman of my dreams.

  19. Lauren

    Brilliant and resourceful! When I read it was peanut butter + mystery ingredient, I immediately thought HEAT, but I wasn’t sure what spice would come to the table. Sweet paprika, perhaps? I would never have thought to add Tabasco!

    Then I brainstormed for other alternatives. Since I’ve been in a stir-fry phase lately, I immediately thought — Sriracha! And then, ew. No garlic in my peanut butter cookies, thanks.

  20. L-Izzle

    Oh by the way, I noticed you used the Kraft Light peanut butter…. did you find any adverse textural outcomes from the low-fat version?? My friend and I recently made a similar biscuit (though sadly sans tabasco!!), and we only had light PB, and they came out slightly….odd… texturally. Otherwise delicious, but something was just a bit off with the consistency. We put it down to the low(er) fat content.. just wondering if you’ve experienced that problem, oh wise princess of PBdom?

  21. Hannah

    Whisperinggums: If the Princess’s mother wanted to gift the Princess with a jar of cashew butter (darn things are expensive… maybe some tempeh, the new Lindt white chocolate with almonds, and organic oatbran while you’re at it?) then she’d be more than happy to whip up an adapted batch!

    Amber: Thank you! And believe you me, if we had any kinds of hot sauce apart from Tabasco readily available here in Aus, I’d be all over them! What are your faves in the US?

    TheHungryScholar: Squee!!! Hurrah! I’m hoping to go to the markets this Sunday to get yours!

    Lisa: Oh, please let me know what you think if you do!! 😀

    Stacy: Thank you! Maybe I should write a fairytale cookbook 😀

    Kath: *wipes tears of laughter from eyes* I so hope you and Sapphire try this – I desperately want to know what other people think!

    Vaala: I was quite proud of that sentence 😛 Maybe we coudl be tiara-less Paperbag Princesses instead? That princess was awesome.

    Theresa: I actually thought of using the flax-egg substitution, but my pantry definitely doesn’t have ground flax yet. Soon… Eeek! Sociology conference in December?? I wish! I’ll let you know what’s happening with the PhD as soon as I’m sure 🙂

    L-Izzle: Can you convince a man to think that, please? 😀

    Lauren: Gosh, I have wanted to try Sriracha for so long! I keep hearing about its deliciousness, but we ain’t got it Down Under! I think sweet paprile *could* work, but my smoked paprika would definitely have been too strong! (P.S. at least Sriracha cookies would keep the campires at bay.)

    L-Izzle (again): Dear heavens, how closely do you inspect my photos?! I definitely haven’t experienced any weird textural issues from using this PB. What brand was yours? ((I’m desperately telling myself NOT to make another batch with my cookie dough peanut butter right now…))

  22. Hannah

    Whisperinggums: If the Princess’s mother wanted to gift the Princess with a jar of cashew butter (darn things are expensive… maybe some tempeh, the new Lindt white chocolate with almonds, and organic oatbran while you’re at it?) then she’d be more than happy to whip up an adapted batch!

    Amber: Thank you! And believe you me, if we had any kinds of hot sauce apart from Tabasco readily available here in Aus, I’d be all over them! What are your faves in the US?

    TheHungryScholar: Squee!!! Hurrah! I’m hoping to go to the markets this Sunday to get yours!

    Lisa: Oh, please let me know what you think if you do!! 😀

    Stacy: Thank you! Maybe I should write a fairytale cookbook 😀

    Kath: *wipes tears of laughter from eyes* I so hope you and Sapphire try this – I desperately want to know what other people think!

    Vaala: I was quite proud of that sentence 😛 Maybe we coudl be tiara-less Paperbag Princesses instead? That princess was awesome.

    Theresa: I actually thought of using the flax-egg substitution, but my pantry definitely doesn’t have ground flax yet. Soon… Eeek! Sociology conference in December?? I wish! I’ll let you know what’s happening with the PhD as soon as I’m sure 🙂

    L-Izzle: Can you convince a man to think that, please? 😀

    Lauren: Gosh, I have wanted to try Sriracha for so long! I keep hearing about its deliciousness, but we ain’t got it Down Under! I think sweet paprile *could* work, but my smoked paprika would definitely have been too strong! (P.S. at least Sriracha cookies would keep the campires at bay.)

    L-Izzle (again): Dear heavens, how closely do you inspect my photos?! I definitely haven’t experienced any weird textural issues from using this PB. What brand was yours? ((I’m desperately telling myself NOT to make another batch with my cookie dough peanut butter right now…))

  23. L-Izzle

    hahahaha I only notice because I spend an awful lot of time perusing the condiment/spread aisle, and I’ve learnt to be very switched on to subtle packaging differences, after having made many, MAAAANY unintentional slightly-wrong-well-not-really-wrong-but-not-what-i-wanted purchases.

    that sentence was absolute shit. i apologise.

    [oh and it was the woolies own brand light peanut butter. i did notice a slightly sawdusty texture when eating it normally, in a let’s-pad-this-out-with-shredded-newspaper-to-make-it-go-farther-and-reduce-the-overall-fat-content sorta way…. but i didn’t really mind. but in the biscuits, it just seemed simultaneously too dry/not adhesive enough, and oddly and kind of unpleasantly oily/chewy/somethingy]

    and ohhh myyyy goooddddddddd that would be amaaazing. like…DOUBLE SUPER COOKIES x 2 to the nth degree squared!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARDCORE COOKIE ON COOKIE ACTION WITH PEANUT BUTTER VIDEOTAPING THE WHOLE THING! SHAZAM! WHAM!!!! TAKE THAT!!!!!!

    …yeah.

    in other news, i reckon i could convince many men (or meny man?) to think that. but i’d rather keep you all to myself 🙂 xoxo

  24. Laura @ Hungry and Frozen

    “being dressed by magical singing woodland creatures (i.e. her arms)” – haha!

    Clever you, adding tabasco – I would have felt quite daring simply sprinkling in the cinnamon! These sound strangely delicious – you have a good way of describing flavours that are initially a bit scary (scarier even than the thought of being clothed by a deer and some hapless bluebirds)

    Hope the Sad Happening soon becomes less sad.

  25. Simply Life

    yyuuuuummm! those look so good!

  26. Simply Life

    yyuuuuummm! those look so good!

  27. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Cholula is a popular, and pretty tasty, Mexican-style hot sauce, but WHEN you come here, I can take you to specialty stores that have entire walls of nothing but hot sauces :] In the meantime, I think this goes on the bloggie-swap list; agree? 😀

  28. Toby

    PB and hot sauce!
    BTW, Tabsco is not gluten-free. 🙁

    1. whisperinggums

      Are you sure tabasco is not gluten-free? This blog suggests it is: http://gfsteph.blogspot.com/2008/12/gluten-free-tabasco-products.html

  29. Hannah

    L-Izzle: Thanks for that piece of info – now I’ll know not to include peanut butter in my home-brand purchases 🙂 (I fully embraced my budget-student-ish-living today when I saw wholemeal pasta on sale at Coles. I now own more pasta than I have in all my previous years combined.) P.S. Don’t be greedy with me. Share the love. 😀

    Laura: Thanks Laura – I hope it does too. And thank you for your lovely words… if only someone would employ me to write about scary things in a make-them-less-scary way! 🙂

    Simply Life: They tasted pretty good too 🙂

    Amber: Yes please! As soon as I get my PhD-or-not/some-sort-of-employment situation sorted out, we’ll have to start truly working out our bloggie swap 😀

    Toby/Whisperinggums: I think I might leave the gluten-free tag on, seeing as the Tabasco company itself seems to have confirmed Tabasco to be gluten-free? Do let me know if you’ve have confirmation that it’s not, though!

  30. Johanna

    oh but you left out the choc chips – never mind I can guarantee that in my house at least one person would love these because he douses everything I cook in tabasco and loves cinnamon chilli hot chocolate – unfortunately I am trying to cure his tabasco habit and am unlikely to try this combination but he can only dream!

    Hope your mum’s sad happening isn’t all-consuming and that your flatmate never cuts her hair or you will never be able to leave the smurf kitchen down her golden tresses and those chocolate supplies will run out one day 🙂

  31. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I can totally believe that these would taste awesome. And I happen to love food related fairy tales so keep them coming! 😀

  32. Hannah

    Johanna: I wish your husband had been here! Sharing them might’ve been good for my system… I ate 18 cookies in just over two days (I offered them to three friends – two were allergic to peanuts and the third was vegan). I’ll inform my housemate that I have the final say in what she does with her hair – she’ll love that 😀

    Lorraine: Hurrah! If only some of my friends in Canberra felt the same about trying the cookies! Teehee, you really think I should make a habit of the fairytales? Because if you do, I probably will 😀

  33. Agnes

    Haha, you are so awesome!

    But what’s the point of light peanut butter? How do they make it? With less peanuts? Or do they put the peanuts on a diet first? Somehow it makes me feel a bit sad. Poor peanut butter.

  34. Hannah

    Agnes: *bows* Why thank you! 😀 Though you’re just saying that because you plan to sell my first-born for candy.

    And it’s not a diet, per se… they just make the peanuts eat a lot of cabbage soup and do a hundred crunches before bed. And, you know, strip them of all self-worth. But apart from that they’re happy. 😛 (I’ll have to go read the ingredients, but I think it just means there’s extra salt, sugar, and “maltodextrin”, whatever the bollocks that is… so, you know, less of healthy stuff and more of the bad-for-you stuff.)

  35. croquecamille

    Fabulous! We used to make a spiced peanut brittle at my old job, but I never thought to spice up the peanut butter cookies. Well done!

  36. Hannah

    Camille: Oooh, spiced brittle sounds heavenly! One day I might brave the molten-sugar waters and give it a go 🙂

  37. Agnes

    In my defense, it was your idea to sell your first born for candy – I’m just coming along for the ride! 😀

    I think next time you should go for the fat peanut butter – at least you know that the fat peanuts have had happy lives and haven’t been subjected to exercise and cabbage soup.

  38. Hannah

    Agnes: Last night, I ate half a jar of Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter, simply through the power of my spoon. So don’t you worry, there are plenty of happy fat peanuts in my world too 😀

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  40. Dienna

    Coming here from a more recent post. I am a huge fan of spicy/sweet but I’ve never tried anything like this. I’m tempted, I’m really tempted here…

    Those photos make them look so good!