For this first edition of Hipster Corner, I will be talking about something that everybody has heard of: cookies.
But have you ever heard of cookies that only use five ingredients? How about delicious cookies that only use five ingredients, and none of which are butter or flour?
Didn’t think so.
Well I’ve heard of them. I made them last night and they are awesome.
This recipe is meant for people with Celiac Disease, which means they can’t have gluten. Flour, usually a staple in cookie recipes, is full of gluten. I do not have Celiac Disease; however, if I did, I would be even more pumped about these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies.
Why would I choose to make these if I don’t require a gluten free diet? Excellent question. I will present the answer in two parts:
1) I am a broke-as-a-joke college student, which means I can’t afford to stock my kitchen with a ton of ingredients. I had all but two of the ingredients already, and the things I had to buy can be used for pretty much any other baking recipe.
2) I am short on space to store things. Living on campus obviously limits how much storage room I have. I don’t want to have to figure out where to keep a giant bag of flour.
I am assuming there are a lot of college students like me in both of these ways.
So, if you have a tight budget, a small kitchen, a friend with Celiac Disease or good taste, you should make them.
All you do is mix a cup of peanut butter, a cup of brown sugar, a cup of chocolate chips, an egg and a teaspoon of baking soda and then bake them for 13 minutes at 350 degrees.
It’s like magic.