La la la YUM! 25 Days of Yum – Peanut Butter Cookies

On the ninth day of delicious recipes, I present to thee, a yummy peanut cookie recipe! Peanuts are that perfect salty sweet snack that can be just the pick up you need. So why not turn peanut butter into cookies! This quick and easy recipe is perfect for those days when you are just itching to bake up some yummy. Let’s get started!

Peanut Butter Cookies 

Use your favorite peanut butter for this sweet treat. If you are allergic to peanut butter, almond butter and chopped almonds are a delicious substitute! Also, if you like, bake half of the dough and freeze the remainder in 1 1/2 inch logs. Then simply cut 1/2 inch circles to bake on another day. The delicious can live another day!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  1. Place a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 15 x 10 inch nonstick (gray, not black) baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg with an electric mixer on low speed (or by hand) until well blended, about 1 minute.
  3. Whisk together the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, salt, and baking soda and beat into the peanut butter mixture on low speed (or by hand) just until blended. Stir in the peanuts.
  4. Shape the dough into 20 balls, each 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and refrigerate on a plate, covered, for 1 hour. Place the balls 2 inches on the baking sheet. Flatten each cookie slightly with the tines of a fork in a crisscross pattern.
  5. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges of the cookie start to set and begin to brown. Cool the cookies 5 minutes on the pan; then transfer to a wire rack to completely cool. Store, tightly covered, for up to 2 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.
For added taste and texture, stir in 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the batter when you add in the chopped peanuts and baked as directed.

ENJOY!

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