In an effort to find a gluten-safe dessert I remembered a friend of mine making flourless peanut butter cookies a couple months ago and started searching the web for a recipe that seemed good. If you do this you'll find that there are a million different recipes listed out there, but I decided on one from PBS and I can say that this one definitely has The Academic Chef's stamp of approval!
1 cup natural peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, your choice)
1 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
*I also added a dash of cinnamon
Using a mixer, mix together all of the ingredients on low speed until well combined.