Thursday, June 03, 2010

Recipe: Flourless Peanut Butter cookies REVISED

I mentioned in an earlier post that I would tweak Gluten-free Girl's recipe with less sugar and make it egg-free, so here it is!  Impress your friends with these since they're both delicious AND vegetarian.  :)  PS.  The chocolate cookies pictured are Chocolate Sparkle cookies.

 Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
 Adapted from Gluten-Free Girl

One cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
One teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
2 Tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce
          Pinch of kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Cream the peanut butter and sugars in a bowl by hand. Stir in the baking powder. Add the applesauce and salt. Mix until it is all well combined.

The dough will be sticky, so be prepared to get your hands messy. Wet your hands lightly, and roll the dough to the size of a walnut.  For the traditional decoration, press lightly with the tines of a fork. Place the balls at least 2" apart on a baking sheet lined in parchment paper.

Bake in the oven for about ten minutes. You will know the cookies are done when they feel coherent, but still a little soft and are lightly browned. 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.
Eat them.
Makes twelve cookies. 

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