Friday, December 21, 2012

Friday Food: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

The cookies I bake at Christmas often become gifts for friends. One of my friends has begun a gluten-free diet since last Christmas and I wasn't sure what to make for her this year. Fortunately, this recipe for gluten-free cookies appeared in Parade Magazine this month, just in time for Cookie Baking Season! These are yummy!

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup crushed peanuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla until well blended.
Form cookies using a teaspoon; place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Make a criss-cross pattern with a fork, flattening cookies. Sprinkle with peanuts.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Note: If you do need to make these gluten-free, be sure to use peanut butter that doesn't have additives that might include gluten and use plain peanuts, not dry-roasted.

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