July 01, 2013

flourless peanut butter cookies


I don't know about you but in the summer I'm kind of less inclined to spend lots of time baking.  I'd rather be outdoors, and not next to a hot oven.  So, this recipe is perfect for me in the summer.  I still want to bake, but I want recipes that are super fast and easy so I can go out and enjoy the sun.  Another bonus with this recipe is that these cookies are flourless ie. gluten-free and paleo!  So Mr. A can have them too, guilt-free. :)




Here's the recipe!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
from Real Simple

makes 36 cookies

Ingredients:
2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Heat oven to 350F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.  In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients until smooth.

2. Shape the dough into balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon each) and place 2 inches apart on the baking sheets.

3. Bake, rotating the baking sheets halfway though, until puffed and golden, 10-12 minutes (the cookies will deflate as they cool down).  Let cool slightly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!