Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Peanut Butter and Coconut

Thanks to Carol at Just Let Me Quilt for her inspiration and the coordination of this blog hop!
I've already seen a lot of cookies--and other goodies--that I want to make!
I made 2 recipes that I want to share with you today.
The first is my all-time favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe. I saw it on facebook a few years ago so I don't know who to credit but here it is:
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 egg
That's it--no flour!
I couldn't believe they would hold together, but they do! Just pure peanut butter goodness!
Mix all ingredients together in mixing bowl.
Add chocolate chips, if you wish (I always do). Doesn't chocolate always go with peanut butter?
Roll into balls--or use cookie scoop--put on cookie sheet, and flatten with fork dipped in sugar.

Bake in 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.

Let cool if you are able...

It's very hard not to nibble, but they look pretty on a Christmas tree plate!

The next recipe is one I just tried this year: German Chocolate Macaroons. I think this is from Rachael Ray, but I tore it out of the magazine and don't have the name on the page--oops!
German Chocolate Macaroons
7 oz sweetened coconut flakes (I used shredded)
2/3 cup condensed milk
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
pinch of salt
In large bowl, gently mix all ingredients until blended.

 Drop tablespoons onto parchment-lined baking sheet or scoop balls into mini muffin cups, like I did.

Bake at 325 degrees until golden, about 15 minutes.
Serve when cooled.

Everyone loved these!
I hope you enjoy my recipes and the rest of those who are sharing today!
Be sure to visit today's bloggers:
December 3
Carol at Just Sew Quilter (you are here!)


  1. Peanut Butter cookies and two favorite cookies! No flour in those PB ones? That's amazing because they look just like the ones made with flour. I will definitely be trying these! I love a good macaroon, so this is on my list, too! Thanks for the recipe and for playing along in this hop. :O)

  2. Coconut and pecans together sound like a great combo!!

  3. These sound delish. I would never have trout to put this combo together, but wow, I'm all excited to make them!

  4. Both recipes look simple but delish. Looks like some must try!

  5. Thanks for sharing these, they both look yummy :)

  6. Yes, I love peanut butter and chocolate together. These look so simple and sound yummy. The macaroons sound great, too!

  7. Yum! These will definitely be on my list to bake this year. By the way, I love the Nativity redwork at the top of your blog :)

  8. Oh, these look delicious - and gluten-free to boot! Great idea to bake in muffin cups. Thanks for the recipes!

  9. I've tried that peanut butter cookies recipe before...they were great! And I love coconut, too bad the rest of my family doesn't feel the same way. I guess I'll just get to make those macaroons and eat them myself!

  10. I've never made cookies without flour. Hmmm....

  11. Thanks for the recipes. I've heard of the flourless peanut butter cookies but I haven't tried the yet. Thanks for the recipes!

    Oh and I love your blog header. Redwork is one of my favorite things to do.

  12. Thank you very much for sharing your cookie recipes. I have made the PB no flour and they are excellent and super easy. Great fun hopping...

  13. Hi Carol! Two yummy recipes...and they both look so good! I am so happy that the recipes are simple, they look so good. This weekend is my cookie baking weekend and both of yours are on my list! Thank you!

  14. Great recipes. I love the peanut butter cookie recipe with no flour. Great for those who are gluten free, and I bet that it would be good for those of us that are diabetic too.

  15. Both recipes sound delicious. The macaroons are a must try. Thanks for sharing.