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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies from the Cake Mix Doctor, Anne Byrn

Here's sweet news for people on gluten-free diets: The Cake Mix Doctor has gone gluten-free! Anne Byrn's latest book is packed with gluten free recipes for rich, decadent and easy-to-make desserts. Anne joined me recently to talk about the book and the discoveries she made along the way.

She shared her recipe for Gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies from The Cake Mix Doctor Bakes Gluten Free. Anne says "Peanut butter cookies are such a favorite, and just because you are following a gluten-free diet it doesn’t mean you should forgo them. Bake up this recipe and you’ll find that this American cookie classic is now okay for you to eat and share with anyone who is gluten-free or just loves peanut butter cookies."

1 package (15 ounces) yellow gluten-free cake mix 2/3 cup creamy peanut butter 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, at room temperature 1 large egg 2 tablespoons milk 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Set aside 2 ungreased baking sheets. Place the cake mix, peanut butter, butter, egg, milk, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until the ingredients just come together and the cookie dough is smooth, 45 seconds. The dough will be stiff. Place the sugar in a shallow bowl. Form the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball of dough in the sugar and arrange 12 balls on each baking sheet 2 to 3 inches apart. If desired, press down on the balls of dough twice with a fork to make the classic cross-hatch pattern. Place the baking sheets in the oven and bake the cookies until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Using a metal spatula, immediately transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely, 15 minutes. Repeat with the remaining dough.

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