Wednesday, January 9, 2013


I have been trying to eat less refined wheat and sugar in my diet.  When I am eating gluten free,  I feel  less bloated, heavy, congested and more healthy and vibrant.  I have a weakness for treats and even though this recipe has sugar, there are so few other ingredients to cause problems that I feel it is a good alternative to expensive store bought gluten free snacks that are still loaded with less than healthy ingredients.  They whip up so quickly that you can have cookies in minutes.  

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Coarse sea salt (opt.) or sugar
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place racks in the upper and lower third of the oven
  • In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined
  • Spoon 1 tablespoon of mix about 1 inch apart onto un-greased baking sheets; flatten mounds with the tines of a fork, making a cross-hatch pattern on the cookies
  • Sprinkle coarse sea salt on top of the cookies
  • Bake until golden around edges (approx. 10 mins), switching the position of the pans halfway through baking; transfer to racks to cool; repeat with the remaining dough
Makes approx. 18 cookies.
Since there is no flour the peanut butter flavor really stands out!

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