Saturday, October 31, 2015

Peanut Butter Spice Cookies

I am not a fan of those recipe posts that babble on and on until finally giving you the recipe you're there for. So I am going to say just a few quick things before sharing the glory that is these cookies.

I took a recipe for peanut butter cookies that was supposed to be amazing. Like, 700+ reviews on amazing. But I wasn't entirely in the mood for plain old peanut butter cookies so I spiced them up. Literally! They turned out amazing and I don't have exact amounts of what I added but it's a very forgiving recipe and more or less than I added, they'll still be wonderful! They're gluten free, dairy free, and yet they are still thick, chewy, and moist.They also don't require any strange or hard-to-find flours or any painfully expensive homemade blends. Are they good for you? Not exactly. But they're yummy enough, you won't care.

Here's your make-you-want-to-make-them photo:

And the original recipe:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C). Place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

In a medium bowl, all all ingredients and stir together until smooth. Roll into 1 inch balls (use a small disher like mine if you have one -- I LOVE them!) and place 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Then, because I can never leave a recipe alone I added:

1 tbsp more or less molasses 
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pinch nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

and I rolled the dough balls in cinnamon sugar, and then slightly flattened them before baking. But no criss-cross pattern, okay?!

I also didn't have any vanilla (whaaaat?!?) but I'm sure that would have made them even more tasty! Then I melted some vanilla almond bark (though I think real white chocolate would be even better, but this is all I had leftover from last Christmas! HA!) and dipped some of the cookies, and dolloped it on to others. A few I left plain. Then I sprinkled the almond bark with cinnamon sugar. And then I ate them.


Except for more photos to make you drool! 

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