When you’re invited to a Christmas cookie exchange and completely forget about it until the night before, and then when you do remember only to realize your all out of butter sticks AND shortening, you have to get creative!
So I called my grandma!
And grandma has her trusty church cookbooks, and let me tell you those cookbooks are the jackpot of tried and true recipes! So thanks to grandma I was able to whip up this batch of FLOURLESS AND BUTTERLESS peanut butter cookies! I was definitely hesitant but grandma swore she had tried them at a church potluck and that they were thin, crispy, and chewy! And she wasn’t lying!
I’ve never seen a batch of cookies disappear so quickly in my house, so quickly that I had to bake FOUR BATCHES of these to sustain the angry mob that is my husband and two boys and still have enough for the cookie exchange!
So I hope you and your family enjoy these peanut butter cookies as much as we did!
- Heaping full 1 cup of your favorite peanut butter, Creamy or crunchy, (approximately 1 1/4 cup)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 tsp EACH of baking soda and baking powder
- A pinch each of white sugar and salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Then combine and mix all the ingredients with a mixer until completely combined. Place bowl of dough into the refrigerator and chill for half an hour to an hour. Chilling the dough helps with handling it.
With clean hands, take approximately 2 TBSP of dough and roll into a small ball. Place six at a time (these cookies will spread out, so spacing them out only six to a sheet ensures a beautiful, round cookie) and using a fork, make criss crosses on each dough ball. Sprinkle a pinch of white sugar and salt over cookies.
Then bake at 350 degrees for 9 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool for two minutes and remove to wire rack for cooling.
These cookies are thin, with the perfect crispy edges yet a soft and chewy center! I was amazed at how well they came out! Which explains why this recipe has definitely been requested again and I just made them a few days ago!
Serve with a tall glass of ice cold milk and ENJOY!