Sunday, June 3, 2012

Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies


I eat a lot. I eat when I’m bored, I eat when I’m tired, I eat when I’m stressed or upset. I even eat (on occasion) when I’m actually hungry. I’m actually a little bit worried about what will happen to my body when my teenage metabolism slows down in the future. All those muffins I eat will probably turn into a muffin top (ha).


I eat whenever I’m studying and stressed. Usually, I don’t bat an eye at school tests, as long as I’ve studied enough. But studying for some tests make me want to tear my hair out because there’s just so much material that I have to cover and only so much brain-space that I can allocate. The SAT World History Subject Test is one of these tests.


I love history, but just thinking about the plethora of different facts and figures that make up history makes me want to hyperventilate. There’s just so much material... Commencing hardcore cramming... right now.


Whenever I need to study intensely for something, I find that a snack always helps. These Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies? Oh so, peanut buttery and delicious and good. The thing I love the most is that these cookies are made from only five ingredients and can be whipped up in no time. Perfect for getting through those rough patches in your life.


Peanut Butter Cookies

Courtesy of: Deliciously Organic
Makes about 16 one-ounce cookies

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup salted natural peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup organic whole cane sugar or sucanat (I like to finely grind the sugar in a coffee-grinder before adding it to the peanut butter to eliminate the gritty sugar texture in the cookies after they’re baked)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF and adjust rack to middle position. Stir together all ingredients until incorporated. Spoon cookie dough using a 1 1/2-inch cookie scoop onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9 minutes. Store in an airtight container.


4 comments:

  1. Kyleen, good luck on your test! Don't fret too much, I'm sure you will be fine, after all you are powered by these delicious babies!

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  2. Good luck with your tests! Just remember if you're eating when you study you should be chewing something when you take the tests. I'm guessing these cookies would be frowned upon so I suggest gum.

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  3. As a 27 year old, enjoy burning off those calories easily while you can! It's getting hard to keep it off for me! I used to be able to eat a whole box of Krispy Kremes without worrying...

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  4. Now how easy are these. Getting made today!

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