These days, when all I want is ONE cookie

I end up with two dozen.  And I have to get my hands dirty.

This is one of the inconveniences of cutting wheat.  I no longer can buy cookies off the shelves, and I refuse to buy any of the pre-packaged gluten free cookies as they contain a whole lot of processed stuff that I don’t need or want.

So what’s a girl gotta do when a craving hits?  I roll up my sleeves and make me some homemade wheat-free cookies.  Even if it means baking in the middle of the night.

This is also when I plant grateful sloppy kisses on my iPad and thank my lucky stars that I live in a world where Google and wheat-free blogs exist.  Because I get fuss-free, ridiculously easy cookie recipes like this.  All you need is peanut butter, sugar and an egg. Chop up a bar of dark chocolate, throw it in and you get one of the yummiest peanut butter chocolate chip cookies ever.

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If you don’t believe me, step away from your computer now and go make some.  You’ll want to plant kisses on me too.  It’s that good.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • Parchment paper

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together peanut butter and next 4 ingredients in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in chocolate morsels.
  2. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 12 to 14 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets on a wire rack 5 minutes. Transfer to wire rack, and let cool 15 minutes.

Southern Living 
DECEMBER 2010

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6 thoughts on “These days, when all I want is ONE cookie”

    1. I think they would taste great with chunky peanut butter! 😀 Try it and I’ll love to know how it turns out. I’m also going to try a batch with roasted peanuts thrown in too.

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