Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Gluten free peanut butter cookies

 A little health history on me. I figured out in the last year that the stabbing knife, want to die and rip my intestine out pain I had been experiencing was actually me developing a gluten intolerance. As sad as it is for me to say, I am actually limiting myself to about 1 bread product every 2 days or so. Cutting it out entirely was just not an option. That's like asking me to give up red wine, or air. There was a bread funeral and memorial, I sent flowers. Very sad. Artisan breads talk to me at the grocery store and market. Anyways.... back on track!
I have been hunting neat recipes that don't taste like cardboard and/or take 60 extra ingredients to make them gluten free. 
I came across this peanut butter (I have confessed my peanut butter affection here previously) cookie recipe and thought I'd give it a shot.
They are AwEsoMe!!! nice and chewy(the way I like cookies)
Therfore, I thought I would share the recipe. I have not conquered the printable recipe gadget but here it is. 

Flourless peanut butter cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Using a hand or stand mixer, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla on low speed until well combined.

Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop about 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough 1 1/2-inches apart onto the baking sheet. If you don't have a cookie scoop, drop the dough with a spoon.

Flatten the dough balls the tines of a fork, making a cross pattern on the cookies.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until they are golden around the edges. Allow the cookies to rest on the counter for 2 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.



the pile did not get smaller while this next picture got taken. purely your imagination.

The original recipe I found was from here


late addition: January 2014, I have made these cookies multiple times and don't usually get to eat too many as my darling husband eats the whole batch in 4 hours. He is my resident cookie monster without blue fur. I added 1/2 cup of oatmeal a few times to the recipe to make them peanut butter oatmeal cookies and it turns out just as fantastic.

 
Have a great day,

2 comments :

  1. Those look yummy! I'll have to try this recipe.

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  2. These looks so good! I have a friend that used to make something similar and she swore by the recipe--sans flour! Definitely trying them--thank you!

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