Peanut butter cookies are one of the simplest but most wonderful desserts of all time. They're a classic for a good reason -- because they're that good. Of course, it depends on the cookie, but when you get a good one, there are few things better.
This recipe from Her View From Home makes, hands down, the best ones I've ever had. They come out moist and chewy, and people flip for them. You only need three ingredients to make them (yes, three!), and one of them is not flour. That means they're perfect people who must stick to gluten-free diets. And while it's hard to improve on perfection, if you add some chocolate chips to the dough before baking, you'll do just that.
3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten Free)
1 cup of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy – your preference!)
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons white sugar
Cream together the peanut butter and sugar. This is best done by hand.
Beat the egg, then add it to the peanut butter and sugar. When the dough is sticky, use a melon baller or small ice cream scoop to scoop out balls of dough.
Roll in additional sugar and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for about ten minutes.
Use a fork to lightly flatten each cookie until they crackle a bit at the edges.
Yield: About 20 cookies
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