Thursday, January 24, 2013

National Peanut Butter Day: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Ha! The other day on Facebook I saw someone mention it was National Peanut Butter Day, so I ran off to make Mr. some sweets that he had been craving earlier in the week. But before posting anything about it, I thought I'd better check to be sure it was PB Day. It was not. I read the post wrong. So we got to eat these the other day. A few months ago I decided I'd try that easy recipe for PB cookies, but for me it was a fail. Then I decided to try again with another recipe and it was a winner! I have made these a few times since, we love them! They are soft, easy to make and you can add chocolate chips or not. Now with this recipe just grab a big bowl and a sturdy spoon, mix it by hand! The first recipe I made, I used my mixer and I don't know if that's what made them fail but they were hard and awful. So happy I found this recipe, it's a keeper.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
adapted from Divine Baking
makes about two dozen cookies

1 cup chunky or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips, if desired
Turbinado sugar or granulated sugar, for sprinkling if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line cookie sheet with silpat. In a medium size bowl mix up all ingredients by hand. Roll into balls (I use my small scooper), line on baking sheet, press with fork and sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool on rack.

the first time I made them, without chocolate chips

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Anonymous said...

I'll have to make these for my brother and hubby! They LOVE peanut butter anything. They look great for being flourless.

Patricia Reitz said...

Oh how cute - I think I'll make the cc version. They're perfect looking... hard to believe they don't have any flour.

Nikki said...

These look delicious!

Unknown said...

ohhhh, I just HAPPEN to have all of these ingredients on hand! YAY!

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