Friday, January 8, 2016

the poverty luxe kitchen vol. 23: flourless peanut butter cookies.

every now and then theres a recipe thats just EVERYWHERE on the internet claiming to be the best thing ever. like, remember those "banana pancakes"? those had their moment right when i got my celiac diagnoses, so i tried them out and the were awful. i tried them again and again and eventually came to the conclusion that there is just no way to make eggs and bananas not disgusting. obviously since then I've been a little wary about internet food trends for some time, especially the minimal ingredient ones. 

BUT then i kept seeing these "flourless peanut butter cookies" or "three ingredient cookies" on pinterest and food blogs. at first i brushed them off as something not worth trying, until, of course, i REALLY needed some cookies (breastfeeding has a habit of doing that to a lady) and we were almost out out of gluten free flour. so i gave them a shot and... they were totally legit cookies. like, better than the peanut butter cookies i made from a normal recipe with the the gluten free flour i love (yes i do buy it in five pound bags, but sprouts has it a bit cheaper than that). the first batch i made got a little burnt but i figured out that was actually because of my terrible cookie pan, so i tried again and the second batch was PERFECT. 

now were making these a lot more often than id like to admit...

flourless peanut butter cookies. 
(makes 12-16 cookies)

heres what you need: 

1 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky, this does NOT work with "natural" type peanut butters)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

heres what you do: 

preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

blend peanut butter and sugar together until completely blended (i use my kitchenaid but a hand mixer will work also). 

add egg and vanilla and continue to blend, scraping bowl occasionally to ensure the dough is completely mixed.

scoop golf-ball sized balls of dough onto a foil-lined cookie sheet, and press down with a fork to make a "criss cross" pattern. 

bake for approximately 10 minutes, until edges start to brown. 

let cookies cool completely before removing from cookie sheet. 

so yeah, theres an internet fad recipe that totally works. like, i bring these to potlucks and not-gluten free people love them. 

have you had any luck with internet fad recipes? id love to hear your stories in the comments! 

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