This is a decadent take on the classic flourless peanut butter cookies. The addition of cocoa powder really takes them to the next level! If you want to go over the top (in the spirit of Christmas, of course) you can add in chocolate or butterscotch chips.
If you're looking for a gluten free cookie recipe that doesn't use any special ingredients this is a great one. Just make sure you use a new jar of peanut butter with no toast crumbs!
The fork press design is an easy way to let people know these cookies contain peanuts. It's nice to be conscious of all allergies, not just gluten ;)
Happy gluten free Christmas baking everyone!
Makes 24 small cookies
1 cup Peanut Butter (natural peanut butter doesn't work. You need to use the basic, shelf stable kind)
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tsp Baking Soda
6 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
You can add in 1/2 cup chocolate or butterscotch chips if you want to make the cookies even more decadent.
Beat together the peanut butter, egg, vanilla and brown sugar until smooth.
Sift in cocoa powder and baking soda and mix until smooth.
Roll into 1-1 1/2 inch balls and press down with a fork to make the pattern shown in photos.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
Let cool before removing from pan.