Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

My weekend started off the right way.  Friday after work, I walked into the house and it smelt of cookie heaven (if there was such thing).  Mom was in a baking mood and had a billion fresh cookies sitting on the cooling rack (note—I couldn’t get them all pictured because there was so many).  You know, cookies just make you feel special; there is just something about them that is so heart warming.  She made chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter.

Let me tell you a little story about the peanut butter cookie.  I believe it was 3rd grade, I had to memorize a recipe and present it to the class.  Well, mom always had these wonderful peanut butter cookies that only had three ingredients and it's a 1-1-1 cup ratio.  How convenient was that?  It was perfect for that assignment.  To this day, people think I am lying when I tell them about this cookie.  When I am going on a road trip and going to stay with friends, this is what I take them in turn.  It’s easy and people are impressed, a win-win situation for everyone!



  •  1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg

  1. Preheat oven to 350.  Add Creamy peanut butter, sugar, and egg in a bowl.  Mix until it is all well combined.

  2. The dough will be sticky, so be prepared to get your hands messy.  Roll some dough into a ball.    Take a fork and press down, do this both vertically and horizontally, it makes a nice little design.  Line a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.

  3. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.  You will know the cookies are done when they feel coherent, but still a little soft.  Take the tray out of the oven and let the cookies rest for at least 5 minutes.  Afterward, carefully transfer them to a cooling rack.

It’s just a typical Monday in the office, I am about to leave to head to Mutual Girls Club and teach a program.  Tomorrow we leave for 4-H camp, it starts tomorrow and will be ending on Thursday.  It should be an interesting week to say the least.  I am just thankful that we are going to have a little break from the heat—because having an office job has made me spoiled this summer.

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