Super Soft Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Potato chips and vodka are always gluten-free, but some times I want something sweet.  I am committed to being as gluten-free as I can, but I still can't swallow the hefty price tag of gluten-free flours for baking and cooking.  Luckily, Bisquick has a gluten-free version (and Aldi has an even cheaper version!)

The most irritating thing about these cookies was chilling the dough so they didn't spread like mad while baking.  As you can see, I probably didn't wait long enough because even though my dough went in to the oven with those cute little fork-cross-hairs, they came out pretty smooth.

Who's got two thumbs and doesn't care, just wants to eat cookies?
That's right, this girl.

{adapted from Betty Crocker and Bisquick}

gather up:

  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c peanut butter (I used smooth, but you could use chunky for more texture to your cookie)
  • 1/2 c butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1-1/4 c gluten-free Bisquick (or other quick-mix alternative)
Normally I would encourage you to preheat your oven, but this dough needs chilling, so you can wait on the preheating, unless your home is cold - in which case, enjoy the added warmth!

Start by creaming together your sugars, butter and peanut butter.  Add in egg and mix well to incorporate.  Stir in salt and gluten-free mix.  Cover dough and chill for 2 hours until firm (this is where I went astray and tried using my freezer to speed the process.  I still ended up with amazing cookies, but not exactly Martha Steward photo-worthy. #sorryimnotsorry)

When you're ready to bake your dough, preheat your oven to 375 and spoon small 1 to 1-1/2" mounds onto a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet.  Press down dough with sugar-dipped fork to create a criss-cross pattern and bake 9-10 minutes.  Cook slightly before removing to cooking rack to cool completely (or until your tastebuds can't stand it anymore!)

1 comment:

Jessica Pelasky said...

So simple, yet looks so yummy!

Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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