Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies - Ever!

My parent's were in town 2 weekends ago and since my dad is a rock star in doing numerous house repairs for us, I thought I would make him is favorite cookie - peanut butter! Since making the cookies were a last minute decision, I didn't have all the ingredients to make the traditional peanut butter gooeyness (i.e. no shortening which is muy importante). Then I recalled a recent blogger making peanut butter cookies with only 5 ingredients and took little to no time at all. Perfect!

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
replicated from life after lobster from FoodNetwork's 5 Ingredient Fix

1 cup peanut butter
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, lightly beaten

1.  Preheat oven to 350F. Place rack in upper middle of oven. Prepare a baking sheet with silicone mat.

2.  In medium bowl, lightly beat egg. Add peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla extract and mix until well combined and batter forms a dough consistency. If mixture is too loose, add a bit of sugar.

3.  Spoon one tablespoon of mixture onto baking sheet making sure cookies are about 1 inch a part. (I love how non-sticky the batter was and rolled up into a ball with ease!) Flatten peanut butter mounds with the back of a fork to make cross hatch lines. Sprinkle coarse salt, your favorite type of jelly, chocolate chips/peanut butter cup, or whatever your heart desires to the top!

4.  Bake until edges are golden brown, about 10 minutes to get slightly chewy in the middle texture. Halfway through baking, rotate sheet to ensure even cooking. Remove from oven, allow to cool about a minute on baking sheet before transferring to cooling rack.
And because I my family devoured them all
so quickly, I have no final picture. But this one
is pretty darn accurate to mine!

Easy peasy right?? You have any super simple/minimal ingredients recipes? Do share!!

1 comment:

  1. What a coincidence - I just made these yesterday night to send to a friend! :)



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