Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Easy GFCF Peanut Butter Cookies




I got this recipe from the GFCF_Kids Yahoo Group. The person who posted it, Amy, attributed it to Tom Van Deman from the GFCF Recipes group I hope that giving this little introduction is enough of an attribution that I won't get in trouble for claiming these as my own creation!!!

Anyway, these are TRULY the easiest cookies I've ever made (and my entire family LOVED them)!!! They are gluten-free, casein-free, and soy-free (GFCFSF).

Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter (or you could use almond butter; I used 1/2 and 1/2)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda (optional, but I used it)
3/4 cup GFCFSF chocolate chips (optional, but I used them)

Directions:
Preaheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium size bowl, beat together the peanut butter, brown sugar, eggs and baking soda until the mixture is smooth and well blended. Stir in chips until evenly distributed. Drop the dough by slightly rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake until cookies are puffed and slightly golden but still soft to the touch, about 8-10 minutes.

Notes:
These were really soft when I took them out -- so soft that I thought I messed up. I tried to transfer them from the cookie sheet over to a wire rack, and the first one just fell right through the rack -- that's how soft they were. So I transfered them to a plate instead and then put the plate on the rack (ha ha) -- that's what you'll see in one of the photos above. But I just let them sit there on the plate for about an hour then put them in the cookie tin. THEY WERE PERFECT!!!

Enjoy!

4 comments:

Jennefer said...

I am excited to try these! What temperature do you bake the cookies at?

Thanks and blessings,
Jennefer

Tori said...

Sorry! I totally forgot to put that in there! It's 350 degrees. I've added it into the directions. Thanks!

Cheryl Harris said...

Hi--
actually, that's the wrong gfcfrecipes site. The recipe came from the gfcf recipes yahoo group (a great group of folks!) http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/GFCFrecipes/
Tom has been gracious enough to post a lot of his recipes there.

Cheryl
www.harrishwholehealth.com

Tori said...

Cheryl: Thanks so much for setting me straight! I've changed the link in the intro -- THANK YOU! -Tori

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