Aaron's Melt-In-Your-Mouth Peanut Butter Cookies

Total Time
25mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

From "One Smart Cookie" book. These are possibly the easiest and peanut-butteriest cookies you'll ever make! Because they contain no flour there is no danger of overmixing the dough, which makes them ideal for young cooks as well as these with a gluten intolerance. You can use all white or all brown sugar instead of using both if you like.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 cups reduced-calorie peanut butter
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla extract (or pure vanilla)
  • 12 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg white

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar and egg white until completely blended.
  3. Roll dough into 1"-1 1/2" balls and place about 2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down on each cookie once or twice (crisscrossed) with the back of a fork.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until pale golden and set around the edges.
  5. Gently transfer to a wire rack to cool. If they are too crumbly to move, let cool for a minute or two on the cookie sheet first.
  6. Makes 2 dozen cookies.
  7. Variations:.
  8. Peanut Butter Raisin Roundies.
  9. Add 1 1/2 cups raisins to the peanut butter mixture. Roll balls of dough as directed but flatten them a little with your hand on the cookie sheet. Bake as directed. You will get more cookies from your batch, with 120 calories each, 1.4 g fiber, 4.5 g fat and 30% calories from fat.
  10. Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
  11. These are a little higher in fat, but they sure are delicious, and most of the fat is still unsaturated. Stir 1/2 cup chopped white chocolate into the dough and bake as directed. Adds 1 g fat per cookie.

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