I recently realized that I have never made peanut butter cookies from scratch! So I did a little research and while I was surfing the web for the ultimate peanut butter cookie I remembered that the best peanut butter cookie I have ever had the pleasure eating was from a local European bakery right next door to my hair salon. And I remembered that that it was a flourless cookie. So my search took me in a new direction. Luckily it didn’t take me long to find a recipe that fit the bill. It was super easy, super fast, and the family loved it. ♥Recipe Below♥
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place racks in the upper and lower third of the oven.
In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined. Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture about 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten the mounds with the tines of a fork, making a crosshatch pattern on the cookies.
Bake until golden around edges, about 10 minutes, switching the position of the pans halfway thorough baking. Transfer to racks to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough.
What Makes This Recipe Really Sing: Without the flour getting in the way, you really get that true peanut butter flavor.
♥ Try tossing in mini versions of stuff. I love peanut butter chips, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut and even a mini peanut butter cup. Try making a thumb print cookie and add jelly to it. Go crazy, kids and adults love these.
Photo taken with my iphone!
Recipe courtesy foodnetwork.com