Nut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Turns out that you don’t need flour to make cookies that melt in your mouth. This recipe makes 10 to 12 cookies.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup nut butter or peanut butter

1 cup caster sugar or replacement sweetener
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC (390ºF).
2. Cream butter and sugar in a bowl by stirring quickly (or blending in a food processor).
3. Beat in the baking powder.
4. Add the egg. Mix until it is all well combined.
5. The dough will be sticky, so be prepared to get your hands messy. Wet them with water to make it easier to create balls.
6. Roll some dough into a ball, I used about 1 teaspoon of dough as the smaller the cookies hold together better.

7. Line a baking tray with baking paper (or ensure it’s well greased with dairy-free margarine) and place dough balls on tray. Use a fork (dipped in hot water first) to press down balls.
8. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. You will know the cookies are done when they feel cooked but still a bit soft (don’t wait for them to totally harden).
9. Take the tray out of the oven and let the cookies rest for at least 5 minutes on the tray.
10. Carefully transfer cookies to a cooling rack. After ten minutes or so, they will have hardened and be ready to eat.

SOURCE: Recipe adapted from the Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef

sunflower-cookies

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Delia says:

    Hi Kirsty! These cookies look delicious but the amount of sugar looks like a lot to me. Aren’t they too sweet? Do you think their texture would be affected if it was reduced? Thanks!

    1. vegematarian says:

      Hi Delia. Thanks for your comment. I find that sunflower spread isn’t as sweet as peanut butter so I added the extra sugar (was also feeding a whole group of sweet tooths) but you could halve the amount of sugar and it’d still be delicious. Let me know how you go 🙂

  2. Delia says:

    Thank you Kirsty. I will as soon as I make them -it may take a while, though, after so many Christmas sweets 😉 I plan to use peanut butter, which I have at home, instead of the sunflower spread, I’ll surely let you know how it goes.

    By the way, Happy 2012! And a wonderful life in your new home! Looks lovely, you’re very lucky to have a garden to grow your own things 🙂

    1. vegematarian says:

      Thanks, Delia! Yes let me know how you go with peanut butter. We are very lucky to have such a big garden, we’ve only just moved in so there is a lot of work and planting to do but a wonderful gardening journey to take. Happy 2012 to you too 🙂

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