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Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have a MAJOR sweet tooth but when it comes to baking anything it has to be 100% gluten free since my son will be eating it as well. I mean what kind of mom would I be if I made cookies and didn't let him have any? Since I started baking/cooking gluten free I have tried several different kinds of gluten free flours and several different gluten free desserts. Some of them have been amazing, some have been okay and some have been straight up nasty! When it comes to gluten free baking, using the right flour makes a big difference in how well something will turn out. My favorite is Bob's Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Mix. I personally feel it is the closest tasting to regular flour as possible and even when my hubby has taken banana bread muffins to work people never realize they are gluten free when they try them! I do, however, like to take the easy route when it comes to desserts since I am a far better cook than I am a baker. These gluten free peanut butter chocolate chip cookies are perfect for when you want something sweet last minute, when you just don't feel like measuring out 20 different things or if you're like me and baking is hit or miss. With just 4 simple ingredients these cookies take no time at all. If you're a peanut butter cup lover as much as we are then you'll love these! 


Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup peanut butter (best to NOT use all natural peanut butter here)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • dash of vanilla extract (optional)
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray non stick cooking spray to cookie sheet or line with parchment paper. 
  3. Using a hand mixer, blend the peanut butter, egg and sugar over low speed until well combined. 
  4. Fold the mini chocolate chips into the batter. 
  5. Scoop cookie dough from bowl and roll into approximately 2 inch balls. This batter should make a baker's dozen (13 cookies). 
  6. Using a fork, press down on each ball of cookie dough in a criss cross pattern to slightly flatten them. 
  7. Place cookie sheet into oven and bake for approximately 10 minutes or until just cooked through. (Baking times may vary depending on your oven, altitude, etc. Watch your cookies closely. If you over cook them they will be crumbly.)
  8. Remove from oven and let cool. Serve and enjoy! 


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