Sunday, February 5, 2012

How to Satisfy your Gluten-Free Sweet Tooth: Peanut Butter Cookies

Sometimes you need something a little sweet in your life. I don't know about you, but I've been feeling the pressure of life lately. And it feels heavy. If you can relate, then take a f'ing break. Make some cookies.

For those of you living gluten-free, you know that it's so hit or miss with gluten-free cookies and cakes and brownies. A GF dessert that doesn't taste gluten-free is a big deal. These peanut butter cookies are so simple and surprisingly perfect. I made them in North Carolina over Christmas, and they were (almost) entirely gone in a few hours. The featured bite size wonders have a nice crunch on the outside, with a thick, chewy center. Use whatever you like to sprinkle on top - chocolate chips, bite size Reese's cups, grape jelly (PB & J cookie, anyone?), vanilla icing, jelly drops; the list goes on and on.

Enjoy. Make some hot cocoa while you're at it, pop in a movie, and relax. You deserve it.


Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup crunchy peanut butter (you can use creamy, but crunchy adds a nice texture)
1 cup sugar (you can bring this down to 3/4 cup if you wish)
1 egg
splash of vanilla extract
chocolate chips or the topping of your choice

Combine the peanut butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla extract in a large bowl. On a cookie sheet, place teaspoon size balls of the dough about 2 inches apart. Press your thumb in the center of each cookie to create a small crater.  Fill it in with the topping of your choice! Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes before enjoying. Makes around 24 cookies.

a buen tiempo!

1 comment:

  1. These cookies are simply amazing!!! I wish I could just take one now!