Friday, August 15, 2014

Easiest. Cookies. Ever.

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My daughter and I planned on baking cookies. We started looking at recipes, alternately running back and forth to the pantry. We realized we didn't have anything we needed!  We didn't have sweetened condensed milk, we didn't have chocolate chips, we didn't have more than 1/2 cup of oatmeal...

So, being the honor student that she is, my daughter did a little research and came up with the following recipe - which has three ingredients, takes three minutes to make, and three minutes to clean up! Genius! That's my kinda baking!

Peanut Butter Cookies

12 cookies. Preheat oven 350F

1 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. peanut butter

Mix the sugar and egg together.  Add the peanut butter.  Mix.

Form mixture into (about 12) 1" balls, and place on a greased cookie sheet.

(That last sentence is a little bit misleading - what it should say is "grab plops of peanut butter poo and try to force into something that resembles a 1" ball")

Press each ball down a bit with a fork.

Bake at 350F for 10 minutes.


A couple of notes - the cookies spread out, so give them room when placing them on the cookie sheet.  Let them cool completely before you remove from the cookie sheet, unless you want peanut butter mush.

These peanut butter cookies are soft and chewy and really, really good. (Just put the poo references out of your head, I apologize!)

Next time we make them I'm going to try adding in a little bit of oatmeal, say 1/2 cup.  I imagine chocolate chips will work too.

1 comment:

Elba Valverde said...

Hi Julia!
This is the kind of recipe I was looking for! I feel confident ;)
Best, Elba at