Wednesday, 14 November 2007

All the flavour of peanut butter in a flourless cookie

Crunchy, but soft on the inside. Crumbly and so so full of that creamy peanut butter flavour that you might just as well send around the jar and let everyone stick a spoon into it!

These cookies, adapted from Nicole at Baking Bites, are flourless. No flour - no problem. No problem whatsoever. If you honestly have never baked before or - honestly - have failed doing it every single time, then it's time to get your fingers dirty. You can lick them clean, afterwards, of course:)

I made the cookies for a friend who came for a visit. 'She'll be here in 15, I'll just quickly throw a batch of cookies into the oven' But...I did it faster.
According to what you like, you can add 2 dl of chocolate chips/chopped chocolate or some peanuts. Or you can add both.

Flourless peanut butter cookies
(adapted from Baking bites, makes about 20)

180 g peanut butter
1 3/4 dl sugar
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or other vanillla flavouring)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
(optional: 2 dl chocolate chips, peanuts)

  1. Preheat oven to 175C.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or grease it with butter.
  3. Beat together all ingredients until smooth (add chocolate chips or peanuts at the end of mixing)
  4. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet and flatten slightly with a moistened finger.
  5. Bake about 10-13 minutes until golden brown at the edges.
  6. Cool on the baking sheet for some minutes, then cool on a rack completely.

I'd recommend a shorter baking time for a chewier cookie, but that's already up to you. If you love peanut butter, you'll never get lonely with these cookies around. As my friend was a bit late...I didn't get either...
Check the clock! Have 15 minutes? You know what to do!


Syrie said...

Hi Evelin,
These cookies look fantastic...and flour-free? Even better. I will be trying out your recipe very soon. Yum!

Evelin said...

Thank you, Syrie! Do try them out, they're delicious!