Friday, March 15, 2013

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Hi Everyone!
I am fnally back. I moved back to Alaska, and had a baby! 
So... yeah... I've been very busy. But for now I am settled in, baking and cooking as usual, so I figured I might as well show you all what I am whipping up in the kitchen.

Since I have been back in Alaska, I decided to start making some of my stuff gluten free. I am not gluten intolerant, but my hubby might be, so we have been trying to cut down. It has really made me stop and think about how much we can be dependent on flour. I think that by cutting out some flour, you can make room for other great grains, which can help open up your diet to new and tasty foods.
On my quest to cut down, I came up with these gems:

My Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies!!!!

So delicious, and not as sinful as you would think.
I'm serious!
Only about 125 calories per sandwich cookie. The actual cookie part are very low fat and calorie, it's the peanutbuttery goodness that gets ya.

For Cookies
2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup cocoa powder
3 large egg whites
2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
For filling
1 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F Lightly grease two baking sheets.
2. Stir all of the ingredients together until smooth. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl, and stir again till smooth. It will be a soft, batter-like dough.
3. Drop batter onto the prepared baking sheets using a teaspoon, then lightly flatten using the back of a spoon sprayed with cooking spray. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes. They should spread, become somewhat shiny, and develop faintly crackly tops.
4. Remove the cookies from the oven, and allow them to cool right on the pan.

5. Mix the butter and peanut butter until smooth.
6. Add the sugars and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
7. Form balls with aproximetly one tablespoon batter each.
8. Flatten each ball, then place between two cookies to form a sandwich.

I have made these a couple times now, and my hubby loves them. I mean, how can you not?


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