Thursday, November 26, 2009

Flour Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

yes, i'm still alive! law school does tend to eat one's soul... er, i mean, time. i have managed to bake a few things in the past few months, but not to blog about them. so here's to catching up!

i made these flour-free peanut butter cookies, a variation on another recipe i'd tried before. the old recipe was just 1 cup of peanut butter, 1 cup of sugar, 1 egg. bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees. that's it. super easy, and pretty tasty too.

this time, i tried one that looked more like a regular cookie recipe, from
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
mix, drop onto cookie sheet, bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. still super easy.

these are good for those who want to cut out wheat products, but they're still not quite the same. the sugar doesn't dissolve very well in the peanut butter or something, and i don't think the baking soda adds any lift to these, so i'd just as soon leave it out.

but, as you can see, these cookies were not left alone. what can make mediocre cookies delicious? chocolate ganache! i am a huge fan of ganache.

  • i think this was one part cream to one part semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • heat the cream slowly, i prefer on low power in the microwave in a pyrex measuring cup.
  • then pour over the chocolate and stir. ta-da! ganache!

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