One of our favorite baked treats (especially during National Peanut Month) is peanut butter cookies. We can’t get enough of this classic cookie! One of our favorite simple peanut butter cookie recipes also happens to be gluten-free. These cookies, which include the nuts and chips of your choice, are fantastic to share with everyone!
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of creamy peanut butter (we love smooth, unsalted organic peanut butter) with 1 cup of granulated sugar. Beat in 1 large egg, 1 tsp. of baking soda and 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract. Add 1/2 cup each of chopped nuts (peanuts or pecans are both excellent choices) and baking chips (such as organic dark chocolate chips). The dough will be sticky and a bit loose.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and drop rounded teaspoonfuls of cookie dough onto the sheet. Press the dough balls lightly with the back of a fork to make the traditional criss-cross pattern on top of the peanut butter cookies. Bake the cookies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly set and browned. Cool the cookies on a wire rack, then consume or store in an airtight container.
What are some of your favorite easy gluten-free cookie recipes?