Sunday, March 4, 2012

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies





















These look delicious don't they? And they are so quick and easy to make. I am pretty sure I found this recipe in a magazine in a Skippy Peanut Butter advertisement. You will only need 4 major ingredients and candies or sprinkles if you choose. My whole family loves these cookies, they are tender and chewy and a tasty treat frozen as well.

 If you are counting weight watcher points plus, each cookie has 3 points (2.5 if you make exactly 24 cookies). There are little things you can do to decrease the points, like using Splenda Blend and a lower fat peanut butter or 2 eggs whites in any cookie recipe.

You might want to double the recipe as it only makes about 20-24 cookies.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup crunchy peanut butter or creamy if you prefer.
1 cup granulated sugar.
1 egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract.

Preheat oven to 325. Gluten free cookies often bake at a lower temperature.

Mix these ingredients together well, you can not over mix.

Make dough into 20-24 balls about 1" each and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. They don't spread much so about an inch or two apart is fine. Flatten each ball with a fork to make a crisscross pattern on top. I use a serving fork which is larger and works much better. Add sprinkles if desired before baking.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit on the cookies sheet for about 3-5 minutes. While the cookies are sitting there add mini chocolate chips or chopped plain m&m's on top. Remove from pans and let come to room temperature on a wire rack. Try one! When completely cooled store in a air tight container or freeze.





















Here are the steps:

Place balls of dough on cookies sheets and flattern with a fork.
Add sprinkles or cut-up m&m's before baking.









Bake 10-12 minutes.

Remove from oven and let sit 3-5 minutes before moving to wire rack.

Move cookies to a wire rack and let return to room temperature before putting in storage or freezer containers.



Delicious bite after bite!



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