Yep, food again. But this is glorifying what I can eat instead of whining. Progress! :)
I adapted this from a recipe I found SOMEwhere. Sorry cannot remember the series of links I followed to find this, no credit for youuuu mysterious gluten-free cookie baker.
- 1 c. natural creamy peanut butter (recommend Trader Joe’s for cheapest natural pb)
- 3/4 c. sugar
- a few tablespoons sugar in the raw, or regular white sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350.
Blend together peanut butter and 3/4 c. sugar; beat in baking powder, then mix in egg until well combined (I don’t use blend/beat/mix terms in a technical way – I did this all by hand with no real distinction between stirring/beating/mixing. Hand mixers/kitchenaids not necessary).
Roll into dough balls with your hands, then either dip or roll in sugar (depending on how much extra sugar you want on the outside), and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Gently press dough balls with a fork.
Bake ~10 minutes. Allow to rest on cookie sheet for a couple minutes, then move to rack to cool. Makes about 30 small cookies (if you’re interested: approximately 75 calories per cookie, according to the SparkPeople recipe calculator).
Note: I originally tried making a half batch with chunky natural pb and brown sugar.. did not work! the flavor/texture turned out okay but the dough was basically soup (m-e-s-s-y). kind of miraculous that they formed up into actual cookies. If you want to try subbing in different things like agave or honey or something, let me know how it goes!