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.
- 1 1⁄2 cups reduced-calorie peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract (or pure vanilla)
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg white
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, mix peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar and egg white until completely blended.
- 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.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until pale golden and set around the edges.
- 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.
- Makes 2 dozen cookies.
- Peanut Butter Raisin Roundies.
- 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.
- Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chunk Cookies.
- 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.