Before you dismiss these cookies. Bake them and give them to someone and ask them their opinion. 12 out of 10 people usually don’t identify the beets.
There is always that asshole with a superhuman palate that can identify the beet. I refer to these people as acquaintances.
The majority will think its raspberry or some kind of fruit. These people I refer to as clients.
I too was very skeptical when I heard of the peanut butter and beet being a good flavor combo. If you only knew how skeptical.
When someone eats their toe jam and tells you something is a good flavor combo. You’re bound to be hesitant.
But I’m always down for trying something new so here we are. Still not going to try toe jam. Call me crazy.
The first run through of these cookies was quite impressive. People loved them and of course there was that one annoying girl who knew the beet flavor immediately. The majority of the test occupants thought it was some kind of fruit of jam.
The thing I really love about these cookies is the visual aspect. They look all raspberry like and you know people eat with their eyes so maybe that’s why they think they taste raspberry.
You know like those jackasses that drink wine and you ask them if they taste the kiwi and they “totally do!”.
You can do the same here. When someone takes a bite ask them if they taste the raspberries.
I used to hate beets growing up. My mom used to buy these beets in a jar and nuke them for dinner. The whole house smelled like someone took a shit in a bucket of vinegar.
I hated those things. The crazy thing is now that I’m older. I’d try em.
When I got older and went out into the world and tried beets different ways. I find them quite delicious.
You can find beets in the produce section in a vacuum sealed package. Roasted, soft, peeled and ready to go. No flavors added or gross smells. Just good wholesome cooked beets. Perfect for the cookies here.
Something to keep in mind when cutting the beets for the recipe. The finer you dice the beets the less likely people will identify them. The larger the dice the more you’ll get a nice texture and soft piece of beet. I personally think if gives the cookie more depth and character. Try it both ways and see which suits you better.
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PEANUT BUTTER & BEET COOKIES
260g. Brown sugar
150g. Peanut butter
4g. Baking soda
250g. Whole Beets Cooked and diced medium
-cream together sugars, butter, peanut butter and vanilla until smooth and fluffy
-add eggs and mix until combined
-add flour and baking soda and mix until as dough forms
-add beets last on slow speed just until they are distributed throughout dough. You don’t want your dough red and the beets all broke up. Or maybe you do? I don’t know.
-portion out using a kitchen table spoon or ice cream scoop
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.