Did you know that last week there was a National Peanut Butter Cookie Day???
I was a little late finding out about this obscure holiday and didn’t have time to bake last week. But when peanut butter is involved, it is never too late to celebrate! I had seen this recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies on Averie Cooks, and I was eager to try them out. I was about to pull out my Kitchenaid mixer when I realized these were a mix by hand kind of cookie. Awesome…easier clean up! Except for all of that sticky PB!!!
Who doesn’t love a cookie that comes together in just 5 ingredients…with the main one being peanut butter?!
I know that I do!
These cookies were a cinch to make and their rich, chewy flavor is delicious!
I used plain white sugar on half of the cookies and a cinnamon, brown sugar, white sugar mix for the other half. Both were fantastic!
On a side note, the BOY labeled these cookies possibly one of the BEST cookies I’ve ever made!
And all of our Father’s Day guests agreed!
Happy Peanut Butter Cookie Day!!!
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
From Averie Cooks
3/4 c white sugar
1/4 c brown sugar, packed
1 c peanut butter
1 egg (replace real egg by combining 1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp warm water in a small bowl and stirring. Allow a “jelly” to form after a few minutes and use this as your “egg”)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in one bowl and stir by hand with a spoon.
Form into 1 inch balls (I rolled mine with my hands but you could just drop them on a cookie sheet with a spoon) and place on cookie sheet (I used parchment-lined for easy cleanup).
Optional: Lightly press each ball with a fork to make criss-cross patterns
Dust each cookie with a pinch of white and brown sugar before baking
Bake at 350F for 10 minutes or until barely browned. They can go from raw to burned in about 90 seconds so watch them.
Allow to cool well and they may not look very well done after 10 minutes, but that’s ok. Take them out of the oven anyway and allow them to cool.
Yields 18 cookies
Looking for more food days to celebrate? Here is a complete and quirky list!