Friday, April 18, 2008

Favorite Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

When John was diagnosed three years ago, we at least knew we'd have our favorite Peanut Butter Cookies to eat. My sister gave me this recipe for flourless cookies about 4 years ago, and we loved them. I remember her giving me the recipe and thinking, why would you need to make flourless cookies? But the recipe was so simple, and I loved that they only made two dozen cookies, since I can eat all of them in one sitting. When John was diagnosed, I knew that a lot of other people had peanut butter cookies they liked. When I finally looked at another recipe, I realized it was different, and we tried them. I honestly think I threw them away because they were so bad in comparison. Remember, these were our favorite cookies even before we'd ever heard of Celiac or a gluten-free diet.

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together until combined. I like to add about a cup of chocolate chips to these. Our favorites (and pictured) are the Nestle's Swirled Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate chips. They taste excellent. If I go with chocolate, I stick with the milk variety. Chopped Hershey bars are excellent. Or, if you don't want chocolate, the best way to make them plain is with crunchy peanut butter. I don't know why this is, but the Adam's natural crunchy peanut butter is so fabulous in these. It makes for a really chewy and delicious cookie. As with most gluten-free cookies, these don't keep that well. They dry out pretty quickly, so you want to share them.

Drop the cookies in teaspoonfuls on the baking sheet and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. This recipe makes about 2 dozen.


Dean Family said...

So easy, so good, but yet so wonderful- I do have a great chocolate icing that is really good on these if anyone is interested!

Taunya said...

Thanks these are scrumptious and so easy! my hubby is going GF so I am desperately trying to find recipes for him. your blog has been very helpful. love the cheesecake recipes. I will have to try them also. thanks