Friday, March 6, 2009

Comfort Cookies

gluten free peanut butter nutella cookies
Peanut butter cookies = comfort. After this long, trying week, I sure needed some comfort. Is it bad that I look for it in food? Not at all.

I wanted something peanut buttery, but with a little extra oomph. Chocolately. Soft. Rich. The Nutella in my pantry suddenly called my name. And Comfort Cookies were born.

1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 egg
1 heaping cup GF flour mix
1 t. baking powder
1/8 t. salt

Mix the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream the butters and sugars. Mix in the egg, then mix in the dry ingredients. I mix the dry ingredients in with a spoon instead of the hand mixer. Refrigerate or stick the dough in the freezer until the dough is cold.

Roll the dough into smallish balls, then place them on a greased cookie sheet. Poke each ball with your finger to form a well. Fill it with Nutella. Mmm. If you're making these for guests, use a pastry bag to make a pretty little dollup. A spoon and your finger works just as well, though.

Bake these cookies in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes, or until they are set and just starting to brown on the edges. Let them cool on the pan for a minute, then place them on a cooling rack.

You can also spread nutella on top of these, like you would a frosting.

Eat half a dozen. Be comforted.


636benjamin said...

That sounds delicious. I figured I would finally get around to telling you about heath bar cake.

Take an angel food cake, slice it into 3 layers. Make sure to put toothpicks in each layer in a line so you can line them up properly when you put it back together, otherwise you might get a lopsided cake.

Make the pudding, but with less milk than normal. I use a large box of milk chocolate pudding, but only use 2/3 the milk.

Then you take some whipped cream, I just get the ready-made stuff, the big tub. Take about half that and fold it into the pudding. Then add crushed heath bars. This is your icing.

Ice in between the layers of the cake, you can lay it on pretty think.

For the outside of the cake, add the rest of the whipped cream and more heath bars. Ice heavily.

Add crushed heath bars on top and enjoy.

We usually make the cake several hours before we need it and store it in the fridge.

I hope you enjoy it and feel free to post it on here if you like it.

Jen said...

these look really good. i want some now!