Quicker than a mix peanut butter cookie recipe:
- 1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy), I prefer Jif
- 1 cup sugar (I used raw sugar today but you can use white or brown sugar). Note: The raw and brown sugar will make the cookies chewier than the white sugar. If you prefer a little crispier cookie then flatten these with a fork or glass and bake an extra minute or two!
- 1 egg
Yep, that is it. No mixer necessary! Mix all the ingredients together with a spoon or fork by hand until well incorporated. If you decide you want to add extra ingredients (chocolate chips, extra peanuts, M&Ms, pretzel pieces, GF Rice Crispies, etc...you can do it now!) I like the sweet & salty combination when adding the pretzel pieces. Sounds gross but it is quite tasty! Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet. I flatten mine slightly with a fork or glass. These do not raise or spread much so don't be skimpy with the scoops of dough! If you are adding a Hershey Kiss or mini Reese cup in the center then roll the dough into balls and bake in ball form. Gently press Hershey Kiss or mini Reese cup in center when you first remove from oven. This will flatten the cookie slightly and make a nice little nest for the kiss or Reese cup to settle into.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes. Depends on how crispy you like them. Cool & eat! NOTE: If you notice that your peanut butter is a little oily then add a couple tablespoons of gluten free flour or corn starch to thicken it up. These should stay nice and chewy.
|My grand-daughter wanted to help make cookies today|
|Helping scoop out the dough|
|I used a cookie scoop to keep the cookies evenly sized|
|She is patiently waiting for the cookies to get done baking!|
|Up close view of the cookies|
|Cooling on the rack|
|Taste tasting for the blog!|
|Close up view of the cookies today|
|Up close view of cookie. See the pretzel & M&M chunks we added to this batch?|
|Ready to eat!|
|Happy Valentine's Day!|
I hope you have a great Valentine's Day! Take a few minutes today to bake some yummy love for your family and friends!
Gluten Free Casually