I was never a fan of peanut butter cookies, I found them too sweet and rich for my taste. You can imagine my surprise when one day I decided to make some for my mother-in-law who cannot eat gluten because she is celiac. Now whenever we have family time after dinner, this is the first thing that comes out of the oven. My daughter has even taken to baking them himself with a little help from her grandmother!
These peanut butter cookies are perfect for all time, but if possible I recommend using smooth peanut butter because it’s much easier to manipulate when making balls and the dough is lighter than peanut butter with peanuts.
When I want to surprise my daughter and my mother-in-law, I add a few chocolate chips inside the dough. Everyone loves it!
If you can not eat peanut butter there is no problem, just replace it with coconut oil or another type of nut butter that suits your diet. You will still get delicious peanut butter cookies.
They are perfect with ice cream but also just with milk!
You will need measuring cups, a bowl, a wooden spoon, and a tablespoon to make these delicious cookies. You will also need an oven, but to be honest, that’s not really a utensil, just something you can’t do without!
Where did peanut butter cookies originate?
Peanut butter cookies originated in the United States and are one of the most popular cookies there. They are also popular in Canada and the United Kingdom. Some of the recipes for this cookie call for chocolate.
Peanut butter is a food paste or spread made from ground dry roasted peanuts. It is popular in North America, where it is used as a sandwich spread, ingredient in desserts, and as a coating for frying chicken. Peanut butter is also used in Thai cuisine, being mixed with chilli paste to create a popular dish called satay.
Baking soda is a leavening agent that is used in baking to make cakes, cookies, and other desserts rise. It is also used to make loaves of bread fluffy. When baking soda is combined with an acidic ingredient like vinegar, lemon juice, or chocolate, it reacts and produces carbon dioxide gas. This gas helps to leaven the food and makes it light and fluffy.
Brown sugar is a type of sugar that is made by combining white sugar and molasses. It is typically used in baking recipes, as it has a deeper flavour than white sugar.
White sugar is a refined sugar that is made from sugar cane or sugar beets. It is a crystalline solid that is white in colour and has a sweet taste. White sugar is the most commonly used type of sugar.
Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup of peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1 tsp of baking soda
¼ cup of brown sugar
¼ cup of white sugar