Monday, May 17, 2010

GF Peanut Butter Fudge Cookies

This is basically science. I didn't invent this recipe--many people already know about these fudge-like peanut butter cookies. But I suppose that not everyone knows yet, so here they are. Feel free to play with the recipe and make creative substitutions. PEANUT ALLERGY? Why not experiment with a different nut butter?

Delicious cookies--but bad with coffee.

My kids helped me to make these, so some of them may look mutated. They love to sculpt them into shapes and make cartoon characters out of them before rolling them in sugar. And they don't turn out half bad!

Here's the recipe:


1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg

Extra sugar for rolling cookies in.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix first three ingredients until dough forms. Form dough into little balls. Roll the balls in the extra sugar. Imprint a criss cross design with a fork. My kids love to do this part. Bake for 10 minutes.


That's it. They're so simple! My greatest urge right now is to go spend outrageous amounts of money buying Hazelnut butter, Almond butter and Walnut butter to try this recipe with them. It would definately be incredible. I think mixing in some chocolate chips would be good for the Walnut Butter cookies and some cinnamon or coffee powder would go great with the others.

With a recent homeschool lesson on George Washington Carver, we even decide to roast our own peanuts, grind them into peanut butter and make these cookies out of the final product. It was amazing. And I had NO IDEA that peanuts could have a floral taste!

My rule is always "have fun and be creative" when cooking. And don't get upset if your kids can't figure out how to make a proper criss cross design... :S

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