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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peanut Butter M&M Cookies - Gluten Free!

I love these very simple holiday cookies that also happen to be gluten-free (because they're flourless)! They do have brown sugar, but if you know someone who can't tolerate gluten, a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye, oats, and barley, this might be a fun cookie that they - and everyone - will love. Trust me, you won't miss the flour. I also call them "2" cookies because most of the ingredients come in quantities of 2!

2 cups peanut butter (look for natural peanut butter with 2 ingredients: peanuts, salt)
2 cups brown sugar
2 organic eggs
2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 bag M&Ms (peanut or peanut butter are the best)
1/2 bag chocolate or dark chocolate chunks

(NOTE: In these photos, I doubled the ingredients.)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream peanut butter and brown sugar in a large bowl.

Add eggs and baking soda.

Mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the M&Ms and chocolate chunks.

Scoop out 1-inch pieces and roll into balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Make sure to not bake too long, as the bottoms burn easily.

Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.

Serve on a platter and enjoy!