Jan 11, 2013

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe could not be any easier. I saw it on Pinterest initially, but it comes from Paula Deen originally, I understand. Honestly, I've never made flourless cookies like these before, and I'm amazed how they can taste like normal cookies without flour. But they do, and these cookies has a great peanut buttery flavor. The next time I make them, I may reduce the baking time a bit because I like a softer cookie, but other than that, I wouldn't change a thing.

1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a large baking sheet. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, dipped in sugar to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and if desired, sprinkle with a little extra sugar. Cool slightly before removing from pan.