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Yum Alert: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

By • Apr 14th, 2011 • Category: Dining, Food, FOOD AND TRAVEL, Recipes

The gluten-free ‘movement’ is much less of a movement than it is a necessity to many who suffer from the side effects of eating flour, wheat etc. This pure take on a classic peanut butter cookie can foray you in to the land of the flour-free diet, without losing the decadence.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe from The Pastry Affair >> Adapted from Gluten-Free Girl

Yields about 12 cookies

  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used extra-chunky for more texture)
  • 2/3 cup sugar, plus extra for rolling
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • Chocolate, for drizzling (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter and sugar. It is much easier to do it by hand than to use a machine; just use a tough spatula. Mix in the baking powder and egg until evenly combined.

Form small balls and roll cookie dough in extra sugar. Place evenly on a baking sheet and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 5-10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely. The cookies will be very fragile and need to harden before they can be moved. Drizzle with chocolate, if desired.

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