I remember how yummy warm peanut butter cookies were... before I was allergic! Now that I'm allergic to both peanuts and wheat, I wondered, could I make a cookie that was not only edible but good? The answer is YES! These are easy to make and just as good if not better than regular peanut butter cookies. They even have the same texture!
Gluten Free Sunbutter Kiss Cookies
Yield approx 48 cookies
1/2 cup cold butter
1/2 cup creamy Sunbutter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
2 Tbl spoons milk
1 3/4 cups Gluten Free Baking Flour Mix (I used Bob's Redmill Gluten Free Baking Mix)
1/2 cup crystal sugar (I used Sugar In The Raw)
Milk chocolate kisses (unwrapped!)
In a large bowl beat the cold butter and the Sunbutter with a mixer on medium speed until creamy, about 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda, and mix until creamy, making sure to scrape the sides. Mix in egg, milk and vanilla. Mix in the flour in small batches until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes. Meanwhile unwrap your chocolate kisses and set them aside.
Preheat the oven to 350. Place crystal sugar in a small bowl. Roll the chilled dough into 1 inch balls and coat in the crystal sugar. Place 2 inches apart on a baking paper covered cookie sheet. Return unused dough to the refrigerator between batches. Bake 9 - 12 minutes until very lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven and working very quickly press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Carefully slide the baking paper with the cookies off of the hot cookie sheet and allow to cool, you can now move on to shaping and baking your next batch.
Note: If you do not have a wheat allergy and only have a peanut allergy you can simply substitute the gluten free flour for traditional all-purpose wheat flour in the same amount! These are great cookies to bring for school parties in case anyone has an allergy. These are very good and will be enjoyed by everyone, even those with no allergies who are used to 'regular' baked goods!
Tags: Peanut Allergy, Peanut Free, Gluten Allergy, Wheat Allergy, Gluten Free, Cookies, Chocolate