It’s the first day of my new venture into the cookie business! I’m starting small, but I have a fantastic cookie recipe and the motivation to churn these bad boys out! A few clicks, and I’m already well underway on my first batch! I was born to bake these cookies as fast as a computer mouse clicks! Well, okay. My aspirations are pretty high, so it may take a little too long to just make these all myself. I may have convinced my grandma and a few of my friend’s grandmothers to help me out. All grandmothers are both the sweetest things in the world and fantastic cookie bakers, so I figured why not hire one or two or thirty? I mean, what is the worst that can happen? I might have too many cookies? There are plenty of customers, and I’ll be rich! It certainly doesn’t help that the grandma’s can only make a few cookies a second… I wonder if I could grow cookies in a farm? OO… wait, or maybe purchase a few cookie factories? Let’s see how many smiles I can bring to the cookie-less out there. Wish me luck!
This past week my friends and I have become addicted to a little web game called Cookie Clicker. It is an enjoyable little game that you can have running on a tab of your internet browser and doesn’t require too much attention once you have your cookie engines going. If you haven’t heard or checked out the game, I highly recommend it. You can find it here. The main goal of the game is to get your cookies per second as high as you can in order to get more unlocks which helps you produce even more cookies. Something so simple can still be so addictive, especially when you hear your friends talking about it non-stop. I have had several friends leave their game running overnight just to collect enough cookies for that next upgrade. This morning a friend of mine was producing almost 18 billion cookies a second.
After playing this game and upgrading my cookie production I knew I had to make myself some cookies this past weekend. This week we will be taking a look at a gluten-free peanut butter cookie. I have a few friends that can’t have gluten in their diet and I decide to make a cookie recipe friendly for them! This was a whole new adventure for me because I have never baked cookies without flour. To my surprise, it was easier than I expected and went over pretty smoothly. This recipe is super easy and requires a small amount of ingredients!
Required Equipment: Stand Mixer, Baking Sheet, Fork
Servings: About 16 Cookies
– 1 cup peanut butter
– 1/2 cup sugar
– 1/4 cup brown sugar
– 1 tsp baking soda
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– 1/2 cup peanut butter chips (optional)
Preheat an oven to 350°F. In a bowl place the peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extra and baking soda. Mix until well combined.
Add the egg and blend again until smooth.
If you are adding peanut butter chips to the cookies, fold those into the dough with a spoon.
Take a bit of dough and roll it into a small ball. I eye-balled these and made them into a size I saw appropriate for cookies, so I do not have an exact measurement. Place the balls onto a baking sheet and press with a fork.
Press the fork down a second time to form the cross-hatch texture on the cookies. Bake them for 8-12 minutes.