Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

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People like cookies.  It’s a fact. Even those with gluten issues.  This is a variation of the easiest recipes EVER… the regular recipe has only 3 ingredients, but I decided to chocolate this up a bit… My ex husband has celiac disease and he was coming over to visit the kids and so I made some gluten free cookies AS I AM THE NICEST EX WIFE IN THE WORLD. 

Also, they are super easy to make and I figured lots of other people would like them.  And yes they did.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter (must be regular peanut butter, not the natural kind)
  • 1 cup sugar (white or brown both work)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup cocoa (I added a wee bit more and so that’s why they ended up a funny shape.. a bit too dry… but still delish)

Mix the  ingredients together until well blended.  Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet or roll into balls.  I put a bit of oil or butter on my hands so the batter doesn’t stick and roll them for a nicer shape.  Flatten with a fork – I usually just go across once, but criss cross if you like.   Make sure they stay somewhat thick so then you’ll get a brownie type texture.

Bake in a 350°F oven for about 6-8 minutes – depending on how thick/thin you make them.  (The recipe is supposed to make 12, but I usually get 16 out of them using a teaspoon sized portion and flattening them out.)  These are better if not overcooked and still soft and just barely browned on the bottom.IMG_20150519_122611

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