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Friday, November 19, 2010

GF Low GI Peanut Butter Cookies

I made this recipe a couple of weeks ago but my focus has just not been there to sit down and blog the recipe.  I took our good and faithful Peanut Butter cookies recipe which is naturally gluten free and made it low Glycemic Index using coconut sugar.  The GI is 35 which is considered low.  Of course, if you eat a ton of them it still counts up.  I am giving the recipe that I always use first then the new low GI recipe.   This recipe came years ago from Dottie Hoyman who has passed on now.  My sister sometimes uses 1/2 cup regular sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  The kids love these and love to help make them.

GF Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar and a little more for rolling the cookies in
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line 2 baking pans with parchment papr or silicone baking liners.  (I don't always do this.  Sometimes I just cook them on my cookie sheet.  They turn out fine.
In a large bowl, mix peanut butter with sugar.  Add egg, baking powder and vanilla.  Stir well.  Pour the extra sugar into another bowl.  Take 1 Tablespoon dough and roll into ball.  Now roll ball into sugar and place on baking sheet.  Repeat with the rest of the dough.

Take a fork and dip into sugar and gently press into top of each ball of dough.  Turn fork 90 degrees and gently press again making a hatch marking on the peanut butter cookie.

Bake for 10 minut4es.  Take out of oven and cool 10 minutes and transfer to cooling rack.  Makes 24 cookies.

Now for the GF /Low GI Peanut Butter Cookies


1 cup peanut butter
1 cup coconut sugar (I used the one that comes in a jar with water added)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 to 1/4 cup coconut flour (may substitue with almond flour or any G/F flour)  You will not need this if you use the coconut sugar that does not have water added. 

Follow the Directions above except add the flour 1 tablespoon at a time until you can roll the dough into small balls.  Instead of dipping fork into sugar, dip it into coconut flour before chris crossing the cookies.

These cookies are worth the effort.  Enjoy