GF Peanut Butter Cookies

by Kelli H. on April 27, 2014

I took a little unexpected break from blogging last week. Well, it’s almost been two weeks actually, but I just had nothing to share. It felt weird not posting, but I made lots of repeat meals so obviously I’m not going to share the same recipe twice, and I also made lots of flops. I’ve kind of been feeling like I’m in a cooking rut, so I’m hoping this week I picked out some better recipes to try out and share. Another factor of not blogging has been that I’ve been super committed to working out when I get home from work doing my tone it up videos and going on runs to prepare for my 10k in May!

I realize that the last two posts I shared were cookies and then beer and now this week what do I have for you? More cookies and beer! I have plenty of beer reviews to share with you guys, but I have this rule of not posting two beer reviews in a row. Pretty silly rule of mine but whatev. I just need to make more of an effort to post. Oh yeah, and I promise I do eat pretty dang healthy. It’s not all cookies and beer over here.

Moving on…
Last night we had dinner at our friends Jeff and Debby’s. I’ve mentioned multiple times how much fun we have going over to their house for dinner or them coming to ours. I love that we always cook for each other rather than going out because we all get to try new recipes together or new desserts. Plus, it’s so much more affordable! Jeff and Debby are amazing cooks and last night they spoiled us with DeLoach Stubb’s Vineyard Chardonnay, Amista Vineyard’s Peachroot Chardonnay, appetizers of pear slices topped with prosciutto, honey, and goat cheese, as well as cheese and crackers with a delicious cherry (?) jam.  Dinner was barbecued flank steak rolled up with julienned veggies served with a balsamic reduction sauce. Sides were roasted potatoes with truffle oil and perfectly cooked green beans. Talk about delicious! The guys finished the night with Irish whiskey’s (Jameson Gold Reserve and Bushmill’s Black Bush) and Debby made me a Sloe Gin Fizz cocktail that she made up (sooo good!) while she ended with a glass of red wine.

I was in charge of dessert and since Debby adheres to a gluten free diet I’m always looking for new dessert recipes to make her. These gluten free peanut butter cookies were the easiest dessert I could have made. They took about 2 minutes to throw together in the bowl and were done in a total of less than 20 minutes. It really doesn’t get easier than that. Before we went to their house we stopped at the store to pick up some vanilla ice cream to serve with them. It was especially delicious breaking up the cookies into the ice cream and eating it all mixed together. While the cookies are tasty even on their own they are even better with the addition of ice cream! These peanut butter cookies are very crumbly so they work perfect in ice cream.

GF Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe from Beard and Bonnet
Makes about 16 cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.

2. In a mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and beat well until fully combined. Drop 1 1/2 tablespoon sized balls of dough onto the baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.

3. Serve over vanilla ice cream if desired {highly recommended!}.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Emily April 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Peanut butter cookies can always be GF in my book. They are so dense, moist and delicious like this.

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lifeofdi.com April 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

I love recipes that are quick to put together ๐Ÿ™‚ These cookies sound really good. I’ve been considering going gluten-free for the past couple of months (I’m partially one of those people but I also wonder if gluten has been contributing to these terrible stomach aches I get almost every day? I digress…) This would be a great recipe to use!

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Made in Sonoma April 29, 2014 at 2:20 pm

You should do a trial run and see if not eating wheat helps you out. Just try it for like 1 week and see how you feel.

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Laura April 30, 2014 at 3:57 am

Glad you enjoyed the DeLoach Chardonnay ๐Ÿ™‚ Next time you have to come out and visit me and do some tasting! Also, those cookies look delish, I need to try some soon!

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Made in Sonoma April 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Hopefully this summer! I’d love to do a tasting at DeLoach!

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