I know I've said it before but I'll say it again; I am not a fan of peanut butter. Whenever I tell someone I don't like peanut butter they are shocked. They don't understand how I can be this great baker but I don't like peanut butter. I tell them it's simple. Whenever I make something with peanut butter in it I have my husband try it and see what he thinks. He is my peanut butter taste tester.
Since I don't eat peanut butter I don't often bake with it. My husband does enjoy a peanut butter cookie every now and then and so do my friends at work. When I found a recipe for a 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie I was sold! I figured it wouldn't take much time to make and if they worked everyone would be happy. This recipe gets bonus points for being flour free, low sugar, and gluten free.
You can use sugar in this recipe and it will work just fine. I just chose to use Pyure Stevia Bakeable Blend in order to make it very low in sugar. Pyure Bakeable Blend Stevia Sweetener measures cup for cup like sugar, without all the extra calories, allowing you to bake delicious, low-sugar treats that your family will love. The Stevia sweetener is calorie free, gluten free, and has no bitterness. It's really good in baked goods or as a sweetener in tea.
The three ingredients in these cookies are simply peanut butter, Pyure Stevia Bakeable Blend, and one egg. That's it! I really didn't expect this recipe to work but it did. The cookie didn't rise very much and when I took them off of the cookie sheet they were very soft but as they cooled they firmed up. I had several people taste them for me and they were all surprised that these cookies only had 3 ingredients and were gluten free, grain free, and sugar free. These are definitely a great cookie to make whenever you don't have a lot of time for baking.
- 1 c. peanut butter
- 1 c. Pyure Bakeable Blend Stevia Sweetener
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the peanut butter, Stevia, and egg. Mix well until combined.
- Pour some additional Stevia into a small bowl. Roll the batter into one inch balls (it will be sticky) and dip into the Stevia. Place on the cookie sheet.
- Gently press down on the cookies then use the back of a fork to create the traditional criss cross pattern.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the just begin to brown.
- Allow the cookies to cool for 1 minute on the baking sheet then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Recipe from Gimme Some Oven