Easy Peanut Butter Cookies {grain-free}

Company coming last minute? Sweet tooth craving? Need a dessert for a party?

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I have juuuust the cookie for you. 

Tonight company stopped by our apartment last minute. Within minutes of finding out they were coming, I took out a bowl and made a batch of my go-to peanut butter cookies. No flour, no butter and just 6 ingredients.

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I prefer all-natural peanut butter (just peanuts!), but you can use good ol' JIF as well. 

All you need is a bowl and wooden spoon...

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Easy Grain-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

(Makes 18-20 cookies) 

  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (I prefer to use chunky peanut butter)
  • 1 cup brown sugar (you can also reduce this to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (use 3/4 tsp if your peanut butter is salt-free)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions: 

  1. In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter and sugar until fully combined and smooth. 
  2. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth and fully combined. You can let it chill in the refrigerator to thicken if it seems too thin. 
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup white sugar into a small bowl. Using a cookie scoop, scoop balls of dough and roll in the white sugar to coat. Place on a cooking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 9-10 minutes at 375 degrees, rotating sheets halfway through baking. 
  4. Take out when they are golden around the edges and let them cool 5-10 minutes on the sheet pan. Remove cookies and let cool completely on a wire rack. Serve or package up. 

 

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How is it already Monday tomorrow?!...