Those of you who know me will know that I LOVE the carb-y goodness of wheat products. Bread, pasta, cake… I am a glutton for all things with gluten. Once in a while, though, I come across a recipe that satisfies my cravings without requiring a dip into the flour bin. Delicate, crispy and gluten free – these cookies are quick and easy to make, and you’re sure to have the ingredients at home.
Crispy Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies
1 cup chunky peanut butter (the regular kind, not fresh-ground or all-natural)
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
In a bowl, combine peanut butter, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, egg, and vanilla.
Pour white sugar in a separate, shallow bowl.
Working one by one, drop small balls of dough (about a tablespoon size) in the white sugar and roll around to coat, before placing on baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes, then let cool at least 10 minutes before removing. The cookies will be very soft at first, and will crisp up as they cool down.