Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

This   is   a   recipe from a wonderful blogger, Shelly Culp from Behind Blue Eyes blog. She posted these beautiful cookies on her Instagram a few days ago, and I was intrigued. These cookies are so simple to make, and they become addicting after the first taste. 
I   knew   that   I   wanted to make these cookies this morning, so I went to the store to grab up some of the ingredients. I had most of the ingredients, but I wanted to get a new jar of peanut butter, and I needed some honey anyway. I wanted to make these cookies with the best ingredients, so I purchased local honey from Vancouver, Washington and JIF Natural peanut butter. A small way to make these cookies a little healthier. 
Before   I   began   making the cookies, I was a little wary about how these cookies would turn out. I was worried they would be kind of runny, and they might not bake correctly due to the fact that they have no flour. When I make anything, I am afraid that it won't turn out. The recipes I make most always turn out beautiful, and delicious, so I really have no reason to worry. These cookies turned out perfect,  and the recipe was incredibly easy to follow. There isn't really a way that someone could goof up on this recipe. 

So, here is how to make these amazing cookies. 
Ingredients
- 1cup of peanut butter
- 1/3 cup of honey
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 egg 
- pinch of salt

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cookie sheet. Next, put all ingredients listed in order into a medium size bowl. Stir or beat ingredients together until they are well blended. Spoon out the dough onto the cookie sheet, and bake for 8-10 minutes. 
This   recipe   created   two cookie sheets of cookies. The first sheet, my cookies were small and round. On the second sheet, I flattened some of the cookies, and right after I took them out of the oven, I sprinkled some coarse salt on top. It made for a fabulous blend of sweet and savory. 
I   have   a   thing for gluten free recipes, especially if they are simple and sweet. I do not take part in a gluten free diet, but it is sometimes a good idea to go without gluten every once in a while. Since it is such a simple recipe, I think I will share it with my work. I am a server at a retirement home, and some of the residents are gluten free. Unfortunately, we never have gluten free desserts, and I always feel horrible when I have no dessert to offer the gluten free residents. This recipe is simple enough to mass bake for many people and it would be the perfect gluten free dessert! 

Thank you, Shelly for posting this amazing recipe! My family approves. 
What is your favorite gluten free cookie recipe? 

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