2nd Day of Christmas Treats: Gluten Free Peanut Butter Brownies

This is a childhood favorite that tastes just as good gluten free!

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Brownies

1 cup shortening
2/3 cup peanut butter
1 1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups gluten free flour mix
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon xanthum gum

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Cream everything together except the flour.  Add the flour and stir until just combined.  Press dough into a 1/2 sheet pan (the really BIG cookie sheet) and bake for 12 - 15 minutes.  The brownies will be a very pale brown and might even look like they need more time, but DO NOT OVER BAKE!  They will go from a soft brownie to a crispy one in a minute or 2.  They'll still taste good, but the texture will not be brownie-like.  Allow to cool before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting

4 Tablespoons butter
4 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2-4 Tablespoons milk

Place ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.  Frost cooled brownies.  This makes a thin layer and I usually double it because I'm a frosting girl!

1 comment:

TLJ said...

Meri you're amazing! Thank You for sharing your talents!