Wednesday, June 19, 2013

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies (gluten free!)


That's right...only three ingredients, and no added butter or fats (other then the peanut butter, which I like to pretend has no fats). I do use my homemade peanut butter so this is truly only 3 ingredients, no preservatives or added oils.




Ingredients:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs

(oh yeah, and parchment paper is useful but not strictly necessary)

That's it!



Add all three ingredients in a bowl and mix until thoroughly combined:


Line your cookie sheet with parchment paper and place 1 inch balls of dough about 1-2 inches apart:


Use a fork to make a cris-cross pattern on your cookies. I found it very useful to have "helpers" with this part, and the girls had a blast squishing the cookies.


Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. And boom! You have (sort of) healthy cookies that are also gluten free!

Make sure you let them cool before you remove them from the cookie sheet! They will fall apart until you let them congeal, plus they're really hot! I "forgot" this step and burned the top of my mouth biting into an ooey gooey, falling apart cookie.

It was so worth it.


~Jessica

36 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter cookies and I love that these only have three ingredients. Looks so yummy. Thanks for linking up at DIYbyDesign. I will be featuring this at next week's party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you so much Judy! I will be looking forward to it and will make sure we grab a button!

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    2. Hello, I don't bake very much and need to keep sugar content a bit low. Do you think it would work to cut the sugar amount in half? I ask because I wonder if the consistency of the peanut better would be too runny without a cup of some type of dry ingredient. If it does require a cup of dry ingredient, any ideas for substitutions for part of the sugar?

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    3. I'm going to have to try these and substitute Stevia for the Sugar!

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  2. love this recipe. the perfect thing for training little ones in the kitchen. and the rewards are so yummy!

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    1. I agree! Its always worth getting kids involved!

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  3. Aren't these the greatest! I used to make them with Splenda - back before there was so much scrutiny of artificial sweeteners and I thought I was making a healthy cookie. I tried not too long ago and couldn't stand the Splenda taste! I think it would be better just going for the sugar.

    Gotta love something this easy!

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  4. Yum! How easy and delicious. I love peanut butter cookies. I came over from the We Did it Wednesday link party. I hope you will check out my blog. lovepastatoolbelt.com

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  5. That's easy enough! I'm starving - I should go make some right now!
    =)

    Sam
    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

    (Stopping by from Southern Lovely)

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    1. I love that most people have all the ingredients already (although that can be dangerous too...). :)

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  6. Yum! My hubby-to-be & I LOVE peanut butter cookies.
    I love how easy it seems, I'm going to have to give it a try!

    I'm a new follower, I found you through the Thursday Favorite Things Link Up.

    Krys @ Sunshine&Rain

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    1. Welcome!! Thanks for coming over! Peanut butter cookies are amazing!

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  7. I actually made these last night - I couldn't resist because after seeing them I was hungry for cookies! I'd never tried gluten free cookies - but they were super yummy!
    Thanks!

    Sam
    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

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  8. YUM! Must try these. I'm pinning this! Thanks for linking up to the "Loves on a Thursday" Party!
    -Sarah from www.linleyhouse.com

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  9. I LOVE peanut butter... these look yummy

    Mollyxxx

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  10. YUM!!!! 3 ingredients makes them even better. I think I'd better pin these. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

    Melissa
    redflycreations.com

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    1. Simple is always good! Thanks for coming by!

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  11. Have you linked up with the Friday Flash Blog Linky Party yet? Link up your ONE best post of the week and check out other people's awesome entries. You may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    http://thejennyevolution.com/category/linky-parties/friday-flash-blog/

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  12. Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

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  13. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. Hello Jessica! I saw this recipe and I just had to try, with Bug and his gluten issues. They were so easy and fast and HE LOVED them!!! Thanks so much for posting! I plan on letting all my friends know! Miss you!

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  15. I make these all the time for my son who is gf. I will sometimes do half white sugar and half brown and love the chewy texture I get. If I'm being really decadent I will toss in a few gf chocolate chips too :-)

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  16. Awesome! These would be perfect for my friend who can only eat gf...I will definitely share this with her!

    Found your site through Simply Create link up! Hope you stop by soon.

    Cheers,
    Tammy (& Catherine) of Living the Gourmet

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  17. These look awesome! Pinning these!

    Allison @
    http://www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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  18. I love the fork marks in peanut butter cookies, not sure why. Thanks for sharing!

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  19. I used to make these and they are sooo good! thanks for inspiring me to make them again. For once it's a recipe I know I have all the ingredients to me :)

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  20. Oh, those peanut butter cookies sound easy. Thanks for sharing them.

    Helen

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  21. Hi :)

    I stumbled on your blog from Ladybug Blessings and am SO going to try these cookies. They are even easier than the 3-ingredient Nutella brownies I posted about a while ago - full of gluten, sorry, but maybe you can tweak that recipe to make it gluten-free?

    Love your site and love that you guys get along so well. I am crazy about both my sil's.

    x dedri

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  22. I make these cookies all the time and LOVE them - but my recipe has 4 ingredients. Instead of 2 eggs, mine calls for 1 egg and 1 tsp baking soda. I'll be curious to see the difference without the baking soda. Thanks for sharing!

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  23. Yummy! I'm hungry now. I'm pinning this and running to the grocery store. I'm out of sugar, again :)

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  24. Making these and that homemade peanut butter ASAP! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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    1. I've just posted my Tasty Tuesdays link party on my blog & wanted to tell you that this recipe has been featured! You can find the feature here: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/cute-clever-treats-for-kids-paleo-kids-snacks.html Don’t forget to grab our features button and link up again!

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  25. I just made these using Stevia instead of sugar, and they are delicious! Thank you for posting the recipe!

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    1. I am gluten-free and sugar-free; how much Stevia did you use? I'm aware of how non-bulky Stevia is compared to sugar. Anybody have any input on that?

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