All posts tagged: gluten-free cookie recipes

Flourless PB&J Thumbprints

I remember the first time I had a peanut butter cookie with raspberry jam. I was in a cafe in my hometown and really just wanted something sweet that was gluten-free and this was the only option. Hmm, how interesting, I thought. I’d never seen a peanut butter cookie with jam in it. What an inventive flavor combo, I thought. I took me a good five minutes to realize, peanut butter with raspberry jam, well….that’s…not unlike a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Duh. Anyhoo, this is my attempt at recreating that cookie, and they are quite good. Even better when frozen! (Also, do you like my vintage serving plate with the funny little handle? I bought them months ago and finally had the chance to use one. I think they’re sort of adorable.) Flourless PB&J Thumbprints Dessert | Gluten-Free Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 10 min Ingredients: 1 cup peanut butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or agave) 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 tablespoons jam or jelly Directions: …

Flourless Peanut Butter Banana Oat Cookies

I used to bake a lot in high school, but don’t do it all that often anymore because of my whole gluten=migranes thing. And gluten-free baking is hard—I like to leave that one to the experts. But yesterday afternoon I was feeling a little restless and I’d been wanting to try flourless peanut butter cookies for a while. I wanted to see if I could make something that was less intense on the peanut butter front, and not super sweet. So, I tweaked a recipe I found online and cut the amount of brown sugar in half, added a ripe banana, and also added a cup of rolled oats. I’m very happy with the result. They’re definitely on the cakey side (which I actually like), and are still sweet, but just not sickeningly sweet. Plus, once they’ve cooled, you really only get a hint of banana flavor. This is actually the only cookie I’ve had that tasted better after it had completely cooled than it did right out of the oven. And this was a …