Sunday, 3 June 2012

Unbelievable Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)

This recipe came from my mom.  (Thanks Mom!!).  This is the coolest recipe for peanut butter cookies I've ever seen.  Takes, literally 2 minutes to whip up and then just a few minutes in the oven.  You will read the ingredients below and go "WHAT!? That can't possibly work!" Well, I assure you, it does.  This recipe is so fast and so delicious that it is my standby for cookies in a hurry.  We make them (even my culinarily-challenged hubby) regularly. No funny ingredients you don't need.  Just pure peanut buttery goodness.

1 Cup Natural Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup sugar
1 egg
(That's it!)

-Mix all ingredients together with a wooden spoon until it takes on a firm doughy texture.
-Shape into 1" balls and place about 1.5 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
-Press slightly with a fork.
-Bake 350'F for about 10 minutes (this will vary from oven to oven, start watching them around 8 minutes.  They will be done before you think they are)
-Let cool slightly

Makes about 1 dozen.

Nutrition Info per 1 cookie
147 Calories | 10g fat | 11g carbs (8g sugar, 1g fiber) | 4g protein

*I've also made these with chocolate chips in them...divine!!
** You might look at these nutrition facts and wonder how these are a "healthy alternative".  To that I have two responses: 1) No matter how healthy you are eating, you still deserve a treat once in awhile.  2) Look at the ingredients - no added fat, using natural peanut butter reduces added sugar, no added preservatives...all just good wholesome stuff...maybe just don't eat the whole batch :P

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