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GF/CF Peanut Butter Cookies!

Time for another recipe!  This weekend, my wife and I were having a friend over, and found ourselves in need of a dessert.  I hate to admit it, but I totally hadn’t even thought about it until about 30 minutes before our friend arrived.  Now, if you’re on the GF/CF diet, desserts can be a little tricky, since desserts are basically sugar, butter, and white flour.


So we were in a hurry, and my wife mentioned that she wanted peanut butter cookies, so of course, I decided to make it happen.  The results were delicious.  The best part?  Our friend had no idea the cookies were even gluten free!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Mix together thoroughly

  • ½ cup coconut butter (I heat it for about 30 seconds first to get it nice and soft)
  • ½ cup peanut butter (can’t do peanuts?  Try almond or cashew butter)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg

Mix together:

  • 1.25 cups of rice flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

Then add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix together thoroughly.

Place small rounded balls (I did them about an inch or so in diameter) 3 inches apart on baking sheet.    Bake 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees.

Now, I know that most people flatten their peanut butter cookies before they bake them.  I don’t!  I put them on in little balls and let them cook that way.  That helps them stay nice and soft.  If you like a crunchier cookie, I’d flatten them with a rice floured-fork crisscross, so they have that classic peanut butter cookie look.

 

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