SHUT THE FRONT DOOR.
These babies are good.
I'm going to go ahead and say it....
I think they are better than my peanut butter cookies with gluten in them.
True story.
You guys might ask why the gluten free kick all of a sudden Trish? -- Well briefly:

Girl has always had tummy issues.  She is in the medical books.  Youngest child with giardia.  She developed 'issues' at 6 months old - it wasn't until she was 9 months old that they discovered she had giardia.   She was so young in fact that they had to MAKE an antibiotic for her.  We have no idea how she contracted it - we lived in Kentucky at the time and had NOT been out of the country.  Long story short I believe her 'issues' are related to this.  Call it mother's intuition.  Call it frustration, I don't know. I'm just looking for answers.  We have seen doctor after doctor after doctor.  We have seen specialist.  She has gone to physical therapy.  She has been on & off  meds her whole life.  It wasn't until I did the Whole 30 that it clicked....  Could food have something to do with her issues?  We took her off dairy for an entire month - symptoms let up, but didn't disappear.  Then we took her off gluten.  Symptoms are diminishing even more.  BUT do you know how hard it is to put an 11 year old on a gluten & dairy free diet when that said 11 year old LOVES, LOVES, LOVES dairy and gluten?  It's pretty damn hard.  We see ANOTHER specialist next week - I'm demanding they do allergy/food testing on her.  I'm tired of the doc's giving her meds and nothing else.  I feel bad that this is normal for my daughter. 

With that being said I have been scouring the internet for yummy recipes  I can make for her....well for us all since the entire family is trying to be gluten free (at home) with her.  I was a little leery of this recipe, but once I made them....HOLY GOODNESS!  They are a total winner!  I got the original recipe here.  You should make them even if you are not gluten free.

1 cup of natural peanut butter
1 cup of sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350
Place all 4 ingredients in a mixer and mix on low.
Using a cookie scoop drop cookie dough onto cookie sheet.
Flatten with a fork in a criss-cross design.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool.

For an added bonus, slap some marshmallow fluff in the middles of 2 cookies.
Your kids will give you extra hugs after they run off all that sugar.  :o)



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