Rainy Day Peanut Butter Cookies

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Posted by Cami.  

Call these cookies what you may.
"Gluten Free."
"Minimalist."
"Pure Genius."
"Easy as pie." (But in all reality much, much easier than pie)
I'm gonna stick with "the best peanut butter cookies in existence."

The first time I sank my teeth into one of these beauties my friend had made me cookies and I was judging them entirely unaware of what was in them. (Boy that sounds a little sketchy now that I say it out loud). Anyway, the moment I took a bite I simultaneously came to the conclusion that it was the best peanut butter cookie I'd ever eaten. And I have eaten A LOT of peanut butter cookies in my 16 years. Being my mother's daughter, I had to ask for the recipe. To my surprise the ingredients were only three: peanut butter, egg, and sugar! We have a base (peanut butter), a sweetener (sugar), and a glue (egg). One-two-three that's enough for me! No extras, no bells or whistles, no distractions, just three simple ingredients to get the job done. 

And boy do they get the job done right.

You're probably skeptical. I would be too. But just trust the simple things and give these cookies a shot.

Click here for printable recipe. 

The Ingredients:














1 cup sugar
1cup peanut butter
1egg

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350.

Scoop the Peanut Butter.

Dump the sugar. Crack the egg. 

Mix it all together.

Keep going...

...and Done!

Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet.


Don't forget to lick your fingers.***

Press dough balls down with a fork.

Put them in the oven for 7-8 minutes. 

Enjoy the best and easiest cookies you'll ever make!

***Cookie dough does contain raw eggs. In our household we may or may not blatantly disregard the fact that the consumption of raw eggs can cause salmonella. Eat at your own risk.***





Variations:
These cookies are very accommodating. If you (like my mom) think chocolate can solve the worlds problems just grab your favorite chocolate chips and toss few handfuls (or cups) into the batter before baking.







5 comments:

Anonymous,  March 30, 2014 at 11:40 PM  

Sounds great! Bake at 350...for how many minutes? Thank you!

yung@foodyoo.com April 13, 2014 at 12:42 PM  

This is so easy, I like it so much. Can't wait to try it. I need to grab one bottle of peanut butter from store, as I am run out of stock at home. But also thinking to reduce the sugar, because thinking that the peanut butter already have enough sugar in it. :)

jjjo June 21, 2014 at 5:56 PM  

Those are really delicious!

Deepika Olive July 31, 2014 at 5:46 AM  

When you try the spaghetti sicilana recipes then you will feel that the taste is just flowing out of the kitchen. It really is a mouthwatering dish which you can never say no to.

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