Eat It Too: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
If there’s one type of cookie I like, its peanut butter. A peanut butter cookie is an instant sweet-salty mix, which might be my favorite thing in the entire world.
Being gluten free I’m a nervous baker. Oh, I didn’t share with you the margarita cupcakes I made last month? Yeah, that’s because they were a disaster. As much as I would love to say I always have complete success at my gluten free baking adventures, I can’t. Unless you want my margarita cupcakes. They’re in the trash.
But then I find those amazing recipes for baked goods that require no flour, and therefore should come out perfectly instead of preparing myself for inevitable disaster. A recipe that is naturally gluten free. It makes my heart sing!
These, my friends, are a must make. And I don’t say that often about a dessert. Anyone would love these, gluten free or not. They are soft, luscious, and deliciously smooth. I put my own twist on them with dark chocolate chips and a sprinkling of sea salt on top. The salt was magnificent. Even magical. (They do say elves make cookies, after all).
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies (adapted from Healthy Food for Living)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (I used S&S Nature’s Promise)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg white, lightly whipped
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Few good pinches of sea salt
Preheat the oven to 375*
Prepare a baking sheet by topping it with a piece of non-stick parchment paper (I like to spray the pan wit cooking spray first, so the paper sticks!)
Cream together the peanut butter, sugar, egg white, and vanilla. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Scoop out the batter about 1 – 2 tablespoons a cookie (should make 8 – 10 cookies). Top with sea salt.
Bake for 10 – 12 minutes. Let cool on the tray for 5 minutes, then transfer to a baking rack and cool completely. These cookies will stay pretty soft, so be careful. Its all part of their charm.