Sweets

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

This recipe came about when I was CRAVING cookies, but didn’t have any flour in the house. I had heard of peanut butter cookies being one of the easiest cookies to create a flourless version of…so I got to baking and came up with the perfect recipe! And with only 5 ingredients, this is a super quick and easy recipe to get your sweet fix.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups peanut butter (creamy)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. In a large bowl, first mix together the peanut butter and sugars until combined.
  3. Next add the baking soda and eggs and beat until smooth.
  4. Form dough into round tablespoonful balls. Place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart from each other (I fit about a dozen cookies on the sheet at a time). Using a fork, press a criss-cross pattern into each dough ball, flattening into a cookie shape.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes or until the cookies become slightly golden brown. When you remove them from the oven, allow them to cool for about 5-7 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to ensure they do not fall apart (the peanut butter base makes them very fragile while warm).
  6. Enjoy! ***This recipe made me about 3 dozen cookies***
Sweets

Classic Snickerdoodles

There really is no cookie quite as soft and nostalgic as a snickerdoodle. I remember baking these with my Nana when I was a little girl, and the memory of rolling the little dough balls in the cinnamon sugar brings a warmth over me. This recipe has been passed down from my Nana to my mother, my mother to me, and now from me to you. It guarantees perfect, melt-in-your-mouth cookies every single time. Enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening (Crisco)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar (for rolling)
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon (for rolling)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix: butter, shortening, sugar, and eggs. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, blend together: flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.
  4. Add dry mixture to the wet mixture gradually combining.
  5. Prepare sugar & cinnamon mixture for next step.
  6. Shape the cookie dough by teaspoonful amounts, rolling into round balls. Roll each dough ball in the sugar/cinnamon mixture until evenly coated.
  7. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cook in batches of about a dozen, keeping cookies about 1 1/2 in. apart from one another.
  8. *Let them cool for a few minutes before removing from cookie sheet– they will be very soft right out of the oven, so giving them a chance to firm up a tiny bit will help keep them intact before transferring them to your cooling rack*