My friend Bev tells me that she was named after the jar of peanut butter sitting on the breakfast table. Like her namesake, she is a little nutty and she packs a lot of energy and goodness into a small package. We went for a hike last week and I don’t know if it was her company or if it was the exertion, but I was left with a craving for these peanut butter cookies.
Easy Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 3 ½ dozen.
Preheat oven to 350°F.
- 1 cup sugar + a little more for sprinkling
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix everything together.
- Take about a teaspoon of dough and roll it into a ball
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Press with a fork
- Sprinkle cookie with sugar
- Bake for 10 minutes
When done, allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing them to a wire rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container. I’m not sure how long you can keep them for because they get eaten in a day or two.
These cookies are pretty inexpensive considering the cost of most store bought cookies. It cost about $2.00 for over three dozen cookies. I saved $0.30 by using an egg from my mom’s hens, so my costs were even less. Here is how I broke down the price:
Price per unit
Cost for this recipe
|1 cup sugar||A kilo of sugar is about $1.25. One cup of sugar weights about 200g, making each cup worth about $0.25.||$0.25|
|1 cup peanut butter||Generic peanut butter is selling for about $6.00 for a kilo (about four cups) or $1.50 a cup||$1.50|
|1 teaspoon baking powder||$0.01 per gram||$0.04|
|1 egg||Free range eggs are going for about $3.50 a dozen or about $0.30 each. I got mine free from my mom.||$0.30|
|Total:||$2.09 for about 42 cookies or $0.05 each.|
The peanut butter in these cookies makes them rich in protein, which may be why I really like these cookies in my lunch or as a quick snack. They also go really well with a large glass of cold milk.
If you make a batch, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.