World’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies

pb cookies

No, I don’t mean the best for gluten free, I simply and truly and really mean the best. Better than a Nutter Butter from Grandma’s cupboard, better than Diddy Riese in Westwood, just the best. They also have very few ingredients and are so very simple to make. They are always a pleasant surprise, they freeze well, and they travel well. They come out differently according to which peanut butter you use (organic, sweetened, etc). This recipe seems to be word of mouth around the gluten free world, although I hear it slightly differently. This is my favorite way:

Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 20-24 cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 scant cup sugar (I use organic cane sugar, do NOT use turbinado, or anything with a lot of texture) plus 2 TBSP for coating
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350. Line a tray with parchment paper. With a fork, mix together all ingredients. Roll into balls about 1-in in diameter. Place approximately 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Dip a fork in the extra sugar and press cookies lightly in a crisscross. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Note that these can be made slightly bigger than 1-inch, but don’t get too big or they’ll break apart.


About Salts Kitchen

I write. I eat. And I cook. I write about what I cook and eat. I love finding new foods, being inspired to make something I've never made, and most of all I love feeding other people things that they have never tried before. I like disproving myths about food and what it means to eat well, to eat healthy, often on a budget, and for some of us- to eat with a bunch of food allergies (and still eat well!).
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4 Responses to World’s Best Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. Shalea O. says:

    So excited to find this recipe! I have been cutting back on wheat and craving a cookie. This looks delicious! i’m going to try them tonight.

  2. Salts Kitchen says:

    Great! Let me know how it goes. These are my absolute favorite.

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