Peanut Butter Cookies for Newbies

This is an old standby for peanut butter cookies for us gluten-freers. But I am not kidding, this actually makes the best peanut butter cookies. The other firefighters always have Andy make these. They call him Keebler, and they tell him to go Keeble (it’s their verb for make cookies).

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla (optional)

Mix all ingredients together. Place drops of dough on cookie sheet (size is up to you). Use a fork to make crisscross patterns (this is easy to do without sticking if you will keep your fork in a glass of ice water when not using it). Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes. Watch them, so you will know when it’s best to take them out. When they start to brown, and just barely give off a smell of burning peanut butter, then they are done. Let cool partially on cookie sheet, then twist to remove, and put on cooling rack.

Additions:
Chocolate chips go great in these cookies, without having to change anything else. You can also use 1/2 chunky and 1/2 creamy peanut butter. In the past, I have made “trail mix” cookies using half chunky peanut butter (and half creamy), and adding some chocolate chips and raisins.

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0 Responses to Peanut Butter Cookies for Newbies

  1. Ginger Carter Miller, Ph.D. says:

    Hi Cassandra — Ginger from the Celiac site. I think your blog and recipes are WONDERFUL. Can I link you to my blog?

    Ginger – Gfingf.blogspot.com

  2. Cassandra says:

    Link away, my friend. I’m glad you stopped by. :)

  3. Ginger Carter Miller, Ph.D. says:

    You’re welcome to link mine if you’d like to:
    gfingf.blogspot.com

    I was curious – I saw on the list you were talking about storing food for a year? Why do you do that? Is a financial or religious purpose? Just curious — nosy, not really :-)

  4. Cassandra says:

    Our church, for a long time, has been told to store a year’s worth of food. It is in case of some sort of disaster, whether natural or man-made, or within the family, then we will not go without food.
    My family had a year’s supply of food storage growing up. When my dad lost his job when I was in high school, we didn’t have to spend very much money on food because we used up our food storage. As it was, we used up all of our savings paying all the bills (he was out of work for 9 months).

  5. Amy says:

    I made these with chocolate chips and brought them to a friend’s house for FHE last night and they were a big hit.

    Thanks a ton for the wonderful recipes!

    Amy

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