The cookies I made for the Austin Bakes for Bastrop Bake Sale tomorrow are my very first attempt at baking anything guten free. It was a very different cookie recipe from any I have ever tried. Obviously the lack of flour was new, but the most surprising aspect of this recipe was how greasy it was. The peanut butter began oozing oil once the dough came together. As I was rolling it into balls the peanut oil was literally dripping from my fingers. I know that doesn’t sound very appetizing, but a spade is a spade, and this dough was just about as oily as a batch of sugar scrub. I had my doubts as they went into the oven. How could these little grease balls ever become cookies?
Sometimes it’s nice to be wrong. I couldn’t believe my eyes ten minutes later. The most perfect, puffy, crispy cookies appeared before me, just begging to be gobbled up. The cooling time was complete torture. When I finally got to bite one my shock was doubled. These are pretty damn good cookies. They are certainly sweet. In fact, they are practically candy, but since I like candy…
Aren’t those just the yummiest looking cookies you’ve ever seen? Do you like the tags I used? I thought you might, so I’ve included some printable PDF’s so that you can print your own. These are a little strange to make, but quite easy, and they taste great! Here’s everything you need to whip up your own batch:
- The Recipe from Saveur.com
- Download Peanut Butter Cookie Tags
- Download Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Tags
By the way, if you want to add chocolate chips, I used about 1/4 cup in one of the two batches I made.
Oh! If you want to buy some of these delightful cookies, stop by The Flying Saucer, located in The Triangle in Central Austin off of North Lamar in Central Austin tomorrow between 10am and 2pm.