Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies with Flax Seed

This morning I had a craving for peanut butter. I decided to make some peanut butter cookies. I have a recipe for a gluten free version. i like this recipe because it has lots of peanut butter taste. On a whim I decided to add flax seed. I think it worked really well. The recipe makes approximately 2 dozen cookies. Perfect amount for not being too time consuming but give everyone around here a treat for a day or two.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
Mix until combined.

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Add. 1 tsp baking soda
1 extra large egg
1/4 cup flax seed
Mix until all ingredients are completely mixed in

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*** sometimes at this point I add
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Roll dough into medium size balls.

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Put balls of dough on a cookie sheet. For easier clean up you can use silpat,
Parchment paper or as I used nonstick foil. Bake 8-10 minutes–center of cookie should be set and lightly brown on cookie edges.
Enjoy!

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Whoopie Pies

I made these Whoopie pies for my daughter’s pompon team. They were soft, rich chocolate flavor and complete deliciousness. I copied this recipe out of a magazine a few years ago so I don’t know the originator of the recipe. There are several similar recipes on Pinterest. Also I made my own creamy filling since I didn’t want to use 2 sticks of butter as recipe had said.

Whoopie pies

1 chocolate cake mix (I used devils food)
3 eggs
1/2cup of water
1/2cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl or mixer add cake mix, eggs, water, and veg. oil. Mix until well combined or approx 3 minutes.

On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper( I used nonstick foil). Silpat could be used too. Use 1 tablespoon of batter onto cookie sheet. Use back of spoon to make round circles.
Bake 8 minutes. Don’t over bake!
Completely cool.

For filling
1 stick of softened butter
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla
I beat all ingredients in mixer. I wanted it to be thicker and fluffier than regular icing so I mixed it for several minutes (5 minutes).

When cookies are done and well cooled I put a dollop of icing on 1 cookie and then gently smooshed another cookie on top of it.
Go ahead and try them. They are so worth the effort!

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