These were so easy to make that I had to share the recipe now! Perfect for a last-minute sweets craving.
The recipe only has four ingredients you probably already have in your pantry: creamy peanut butter, sugar, egg and baking powder. They were yummy! They would also make the perfect recipe to send to friends who don't know what to feed you when you come over. :)
Here's the recipe,
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
One cup creamy peanut butter
One cup white sugar
One teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cream the peanut butter and sugar in a bowl. (As much as I love my KitchenAid, I have found that this is a hand-stirring job). Beat in the baking powder. Add the egg. Mix until it is all well combined.
The dough will be sticky, so be prepared to get your hands messy. Roll some dough into a ball. (How big? That depends on you. I have found, however, that the smaller these cookies are, the better they hold together. Eat two instead of one!) Roll the ball into white sugar. Line a baking sheet, covered in parchment paper, with sugary balls of dough.
Bake in the oven for about ten minutes. You will know the cookies are done when they feel coherent, but still a little soft. Take the tray out of the oven and let the cookies rest for at least five minutes. Afterwards, carefully transfer them to a cooling rack. After ten minutes or so, they will have hardened and be glistening with sugar.
Makes ten to twelve cookies.
Here's a link to Gluten-Free Girl's original post.
They were a bit too sweet for my taste, so I'll tweak a version to reduce the sugar, and try to make an egg-free version next. Enjoy these in the meantime.