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May 24, 2012

Memorial Day Feast: Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookie recipeThis week, we asked the editors at EcoSalon to recommend their favorite recipes for a Memorial Day feast. Celebrate a long, warm-weather weekend with four green dishes that are easy to pack up for a picnic or bring to a barbecue.

Recipe #4: Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Short on time and ingredients? These gluten-free cookies are as easy as a jar of peanut butter sitting in your pantry and an egg in the refrigerator. They can also be made quick enough that you can have them finished before your morning coffee break (no really, we tried it), and the end result is a perfect combination of sweet and salty.

Ingredients:

1 cup crunchy, salted peanut butter
1/3 cup organic turbinado sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

In a bowl, combine egg, sugar, and vanilla extract. Add in peanut butter and chocolate chips and stir together.

Scoop out about a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Place on greased baking sheet and flatten carefully with a fork.

Bake at 350F for 12 to 16 minutes.

Let sit for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

--Anna Brones / Image courtesy of Anna Brones

This recipe originally appeared as part of EcoSalon's Sunday recipe series.

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