Recipe by BAKINGNUTS
"This is an amazing no-flour peanut butter cookie. It is so easy, even kids like to make it."
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This is a great recipes but I did make a few revisions to make it even better. Instead of two cup white sugar I used 1 cup white and one cup brown, I also only used used one tsp baking powder. The recipe creates a firm dough and maintains is "criss cross" shape. well. This one is a keeper! Thanks!
Good taste...too dry for my taste.
I've been making these for years. (The recipe I have calls for just one egg, and no salt or soda.)
The quality of the peanut butter makes a big difference in how these turn out. Since I make these for a friend who is a celiac, I use an old-fashion pb that is made with just ground peanuts. The cookies are much tastier than ones made with pb that has oil, sugar, mono- and di-glycerides and such.
I've discovered a few things that make these easier to make.
I don't measure the peanut butter, I just use an entire 18 ounce jar.
I line the cookie sheet with aluminum foil, I don't try to move individual cookies to the cooling rack, I just slide the foil on to the cooling racks.
I usually make a BIG batch of dough (2 or 3 jars) and shape most of the dough into 2 inch diameter rolls, wrap in foil and freeze. They keep for several months. When I'm ready to bake then, I let the dough thaw just a bit and slice it into 1/4 in slices and bake as usual.
This is a great recipe for peanut butter cookies, but I have to rate it only 4 stars because of the changes I make to get the best results. I cannot emphasize enough...NATURAL peanut butter. And not that new "natural-no-stir" garbage. Also, the sugar is a bit much for my taste, so I do as other reviewers and decrease by half a cup. If you're having trouble getting the consistency you want, don't be afraid to throw in a couple tablespoons of flour. White chocolate chunks will make an unforgettable combo. Again, I cannot emphasize enough, NATURAL peanut butter – the results will literally melt in your mouth.
To make these cookies even simpler:
1 cup of peanut butter, 1 egg and 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup choc chips (optional). They always turn out fantastic!!
awesome cookies. The thing is, if you like cakey cookies, you won't like these. If you like flat cookies that are crispy on the outside and a little chewy in the center, these are the cookies for you. These DO spread, so give them the 2 inches between each cookie if you want nice looking cookies.
Definitely do as others have and cut that sugar down by 1/2 a cup. I got EXACTLY 36 cookies out of this recipe.
I'm not a big fan of peanut butter cookies, but this is the exception. I made a few adjustments and now these are my favorite cookies ever! I used all natural peanut butter, cut the sugar by 1/2 cup, omitted the salt, and added 3/4 cup chocolate chunks. The result is a batch of wonderfully fragrant, nutty cookies that are neither too chewy nor too crispy. I tried this same recipe in a pinch with regular peanut butter and it was nowhere near as good; it tasted like most p.b. cookies to me, sweet and bland. Try it with natural peanut butter, and you'll never turn back.
I made these cookies using splenda and I am just thrilled with the results! They held together well and tasted great. They were a little dry but that is probably because of using splenda instead of sugar. But that's ok, when it comes to sugar free and low carb foods, you can't expect perfection. I figured this out to be approximately 2.5 carbs per cookie and if you use all natural peanut butter it has 0 sugar content! I used a cheap off brand peanut butter and they had a perfect shape! So this is a great low carb cookie as well as perfect for the diabetic! THANK YOU!!! God bless you for sharing this, I know that my Pastor will be thrilled when he gets these sugar free cookies (he's diabetic).
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever
Serving Size: 1/36 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 36
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 67
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