Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter is one of my favorite things in the whole wide world.


I think I just might be able to live on peanut butter alone.

Plus chocolate, I mean you gotta have chocolate right?

There was a time, when I was younger, when I just about did live on peanut butter.

It was not uncommon to see me with the jar of peanut butter and a big ol' spoon. That was my meal.

Today? Well, I may or may not still have those moments.

But back to the peanut butter.

I have been craving peanut butter cookies for what seems like forever.

But Kevin and I are not big sweet eaters, and with the kids all gone I have to plan out my baking so I can off load the goodies. I mean, I don't want them to go to waste. It is sad to see a good sweet go to waste!

However, one afternoon the mood just took over and I knew I had to make some cookies, and make them immediately!

So into the kitchen I wandered, following my peanut butter goodness drive.

And out of the kitchen came these gorgeous peanut butter goodies.

I tinkered with the recipe a bit so instead of making a huge batch of cookies, it made a nice manageable amount. 

Perfect to nibble on with a cold glass of milk, or your morning coffee.

Mmmmm I may need to wander back into the kitchen again.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies 

1 cup Jif peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the racks in the upper and lower third of the oven.

In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until well combined. Spoon a tablespoon of the mixture about 1 inch apart onto an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten the mounds with a fork, making a crosshatch pattern on the cookies.

Bake until golden around the edges, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough

Makes approx 12 cookies

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