Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Don't like peanut butter? Maybe it doesn't matter...

I have recently (a week ago) decided to go Gluten Free (GF) to see if it would relieve some crazy symptoms I've been having that has left my doctors stumped.  My first struggle is not with bread but with cookies.  All I want is cookies.  Every cookie is made with flour :(  I've been searching websites and finding some recipes but they all want you to use a GF flour mix.  Oh my goodness are those expensive.  I saw on one online site for a 5 pound bag....$25.00, yes, you read that correctly.  You can mix up your own, it might be a little cheaper but I haven't order the separate flour mixes yet.  Thankfully I have a couple family members and a couple friends that having been living GF for a while and are sharing recipes with me.  I made a GF peanut butter cookie recipe my friend sent me last night.  The whole family loved them, even my son, Shane, who doesn't even like peanut butter.  His response?  "These cookies are paralyzing me with yumminess!"  I think they are a winner.  So here is my friends kid approved flourless peanut butter cookie recipe.

Easy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
Mix all ingredients well and drop by tablespoon fulls* onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper**. Flatten with a fork or the bottom of a drinking glass. Bake at 350 F for 11 minutes***. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet.

*I rolled mine like traditional peanut butter cookies out of habit, then flattened with a fork.
**Parchment paper?  Who has that on hand?  I didn't and mine were fine without it, didn't even spray the pan.
***Mine only took 9 minutes so who knows how long they will really take in your oven.  We could smell ours were done before the timer went off.  :)

If I was a better blogger there would have been pictures to go with this recipe (I'll get those next time around, I know there will be a next time).

My family is being totally supportive of my GF eating but not all wanting to give up their flour and wheat just yet.  My aunt though, after tasting these cookies, said if all GF food tasted this good I could totally do this.

My next dessert recipe to try is a crustless pumpkin pie (another dessert I was sad I was going to miss out on).  The picture looks amazing.  Can't wait to try it out.  I let you know how it goes.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness I love Shane's response!!! Can't wait to try this!