Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunbutter Cookies

I'm bringing these cookies to the Christmas Eve party tonight. They are made with Sunbutter which is made from sunflower seeds and doesn't contain any tree nuts or peanuts.

They are also gluten free.

Sunbutter Cookies
The recipe is adapted from Gluten Free Girl's peanut butter cookie recipe.

1 cup Sunbutter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 Tbsp baking powder
1/2 Tbsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350.

Mix baking powder and soda with the sugars.

By hand, cream together sugar mixture with sunbutter.

Using the electric mixer, add the egg and mix until just incorporated. I do find it easiest to hand mix it just a bit first, but the electric mixer really helps after that...and keeps your arms from getting totally worn out.

Line the baking sheet with small balls of dough that are rolled in sugar and flatten them slightly. Use a fork to press the tines into the cookies for the classic peanut butter cookie look.

Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet 3 minutes before moving to cooking rack.

Add mini chocolate chips as the last step before balling the dough, if you like your faux-peanut butter cookies with chocolate! Trust me, it's delicious and worth a try.

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