Saturday, March 22, 2008

If I told you I had a recipe for peanut butter cookies with three ingredients would you call me crazy? Oh, they're gluten free and taste awesome too. Just read on...



Three ingredients, no mixer necessary, and these peanut butter cookies are mighty tasty. Now, they might not have a chewy texture or a a perfectly sized crumb - in fact, they might not have any crumb at all - but they do have what is necessary and sufficient to receive the title of excellent peanut butter cookie:  peanut butteryness.


Because really, what does flour do to a peanut butter cookie? Flour makes the cookie taste less like peanut butter. Get rid of it!


So here you go. Mix these three ingredients together. Plop them onto a cookie sheet and don't over-bake. Serve them to your friends  and try to get someone to guess what the other two ingredients are. I have yet to find a taste tester who can tell these cookies are missing the flour - it's all delicious fun. This recipe is a great choice for individuals who cannot have wheat gluten.


Simply Peanut Butter Cookies


1 cup creamy peanut butter

1 cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling

1 egg


Thoroughly mix all three ingredients together. Roll into teaspoons of dough into small balls and roll into sugar; and flatten cookies onto a baking sheet by pressing fork tines into the top. Bake at 350 degrees for ~8-10 minutes. They'll seem underdone and way too soft, but they'll harden up as they cool.


You can also press a chunk of chocolate into the top before putting them in the oven, if desired.


Anonymous said...

Yum! I love peanut butter cookies ... And these are so easy! Now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense. Where did you find this recipe? Or is it your own invention?

Rachael said...

liz - I don't think I can bring myself to make PB cookies any other way, these are so darn easy! They're not really cookies in the traditional sense, but they sure taste yummy.

A former roommate of mine passed along this recipe, so I have no idea where it originally came from...

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Three ingredients! Thats genius!

Nichole said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Great recipe...can't wait to try these easy pb cookies!