Monday, October 22, 2012

Cayenne Pepper Peanut Butter Cookies

 Last night we were having yummy dumplings with peanut satay.   The peanut satay ended up in the microwave a little too long, and we were eating the overcooked edge in the bowl like they were cookies, and thus born, my brilliant idea.....Chili Burn Peanut Butter Cookies
 I decided to use my Mom's Flourless Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.
   That would make them gluten free.

1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 Large Egg 
1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (or to taste)
Mix ingredients with electric mixer.  Roll into one inch balls. Flatten with fork and make a criss-cross pattern on top.   Place on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.  Makes 12 to 15 cookies.

And now for the chili burn.....Ahhhhh. 

 Well not really, but you could step it up a notch if you want.
Update::  I made a second batch for the boys.  Hot stuff.  Used 2 heaping teaspoons of cayenne pepper, and the cookies got two thumbs up.  More for the true chilli connoisseur.  But for us less experienced, one teaspoon was perfect.
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