Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

I can't get enough of these cookies. I just wish they weren't so easy make.

Only 5 ingredients ya'll.....

Runblondie26's Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 cup Reduced-fat Skippy creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup canned pumpkin <-----my secret ingredient
1/2 tsp baking soda

Microwave the PB for a few seconds to soften it up. Then dump everything else into the bowl and mix.



Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 mins. Drop in rounded teaspoonfuls onto a baking sheet coated in nonstick cooking spray.

A melon baller worked perfectly


The dough doesn't expand much when baking, so flatten the cookies with a fork (helps to spray it with nonstick cooking spray too)



Bake at 350* for 12-14 minutes.

Let them cool completely before trying to remove them, or you'll have a crumbly mess.

Hot outta the oven



Heavenly


FYI: I specified Reduced-fat Skippy creamy peanut butter because I know it works. You'll have to experiment with different brands. I tried Marantha Natural PB first, and the dough turned into a runny mess in the oven. Peter Pan Whipped PB wasn't so great either. The cookies turned out much too crumbly.

And I'm sorry if you're still suffering from the canned pumpkin shortage. The cookies will still turn out lovely without it, you'll just lose the benefit of the pumpkin's extra fiber and vitamins.

5 comments:

  1. I'm so intrigued by these! A little bummed MaraNatha doesn't work because it's my favorite, but I can't wait to try them!

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  2. Mmmmmm cookies! Sadly I am suffering from the canned pumpkin shortage. I'm hoping to find some soon. I'll keep looking!

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  3. Ummm... these sound just delicious! Never thought of adding canned pumpkin, but I like it.

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  4. nice - can't wait to try this!

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