Sunday, December 15, 2013

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Welcome to cookie week at As Good As Gluten!

My cookie extravaganzas usually happen around the holiday season when I go into baking mode. Two years ago, cookie week all started with this Flourless Double Chocolate Fudge Cookie which I turned into 6 decadent cookies.

This year, cookie week starts with another favorite cookie, Easy Peanut Butter Cookies, which also happen to be flourless. This cookie was the first recipe I posted when I started my blog in October 2010. It was one of the few dessert recipes I had in my recipe book that I knew was gluten free and tasted great. I'm amazed at how far my gluten free baking (and cooking) has come in 3 years. I'll stop the nostalgic trip down gluten free memory lane here and get back to cookie week.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies are great on their own, but also make a great base cookie for five other varieties I'll share with you throughout the week. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies are packed full of peanut butter flavor. When cooked properly, they're crisp on the outside and soft in the inside. My favorite way to enjoy is warm out of the oven with a glass of milk.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies (Flourless)

·1 cup of creamy peanut butter
·3/4 cup sugar
·1 egg

Preheat oven to 350˚. Cream together sugar and egg, then add peanut butter. Roll cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press cookies with a fork to get the criss-cross pattern.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 1-2 minutes before moving to a wire cooling rack.

Yield: 24 cookies