Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
On a hot and sticky September afternoon in the year 2000, I walked into a sterile, frigid building, looked into his eyes and fell head over heels in love with a stranger.
Julian is one of the biggest supporters of my gluten-free lifestyle and always very concerned that what I eat not be harmful to me. He is my self declared number one taste tester for new recipes, especially for the sweets and treats.
Last week he asked me to give him cooking classes. We started with something simple, Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies.
These cookies are the perfect recipe for children. They require no fancy gadgets, just a bowl and a wooden spoon. No sharp implements, no dangerous mixer beaters. Plus they get to use their hands which is a big plus! I took oven duty, putting them in and taking them out and he did the rest.
We had a fun afternoon, he learned about measuring and stirring, got to lick the bowl and spoon, we chatted and laughed and best of all we were rewarded with some really delicious cookies.
These cookies may be easy to make and a great project for kids but believe me they are not to be relegated to the “kid’s food” category. They are sugary, chewy and utterly fantastic!
The fact that they are flourless is a plus but honestly you will never miss the flour, they are hands down the best peanut butter cookies I have ever had. Julian say’s it is because of the extra love he put in, could be. Try them yourself and let me know if it is Julian’s extra love that makes them so special or if they are just plain fantastic. Don’t worry, I’ll never tell.
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- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar plus more for rolling the cookies in
- 1 large egg lightly beaten with a fork
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking liners.
In a large bowl mix the peanut butter with 1 cup sugar. Stir until well blended. Add the egg, baking powder and vanilla. Stir well. Pour some additional sugar in a small bowl. Take 1 tablespoon of the dough and roll in to a ball. Roll the dough ball in the sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Take a dinner fork, stick it in the sugar and gently press down each dough ball to flatten, then turn the fork 90 degrees and gently press again, making the traditional hatch markings of a peanut butter cookie.
Bake for 10 minutes. Take out of over and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Gently transfer the cookies to a rack to finish cooling.
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