Practically Perfect Planner knows there’s something comforting about warm cookies and cold milk. Now…there’s something COOL about baking up an afterschool bouquet of GLUTEN FREE peanut butter cookies with only 3 ingredients, and in less than 20 minutes! With a really “rad” recycled “cookie-chic” centerpiece to boot! This simple recipe is fantastic for kids that are just learning to bake, and a fun after school snack when served in a funky and environmentally friendly way, and paired with our go-to beverage of choice: milk from Anderson Dairy! You can keep it simple for afterschool, or dress it up with a little 3P style to give as a gift. Check out the how-to below for this ridiculously easy recipe!
COOKIE INGREDIENTS: (Only 3! Love it!)
1 cup peanut butter (We like to use the all natural/organic variety!)
1 cup white sugar (Make sure your sugar/sweetener doesn’t contain any binders or preservatives that affect gluten levels)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Combine the peanut butter, white sugar and egg. Mix until smooth.
3. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Press each cookie cross cross with a fork!
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 6 to 8 minutes. Do not overbake! These cookies are best when they are still soft and just barely brown on the bottoms.
Once your cookies have cooled for about 5-10 minutes: get ready to build your easy peasy and environmentally friendly cookie bouquet! You’ll need your cookies, one half gallon recycled milk jug that’s been emptied and rinsed, a few bamboo skewers, and some recycled grocery bags/tissue. We love our local Anderson dairy, and save our milk jugs to be recycled, or reused in a variety of ways!
Carefully add a skewer to each cookie, taking care not to crumble in the process:
Add a few pieces of tissue or recycled grocery bags to the inside of your milk jug, then carefully arrange cookie skewers like flowers. Add a pop of color with gift tissue or a paper napkin behind your bouquet and BOOM! You’ve got a go-to snack that each child can pull out, gobble up, and get to finishing their homework! You can also add a printed potholder through the milk jug handle to create a bow, give a bit of dimension, add a pretty tea-towel to ground, and craft up a quick gift or “cookie chic” centerpiece.
What’s YOUR favorite cookie? Have you mastered the art of gluten free baking? Share a recipe or two with us on Facebook. We’d love to try out your home-baked favorites.