Monday, May 5, 2008

Really easy peanut butter cookies

These are, obviously, REALLY easy. They're not sturdy and they don't keep - being what my children call "eating cookies" - and yet they have many, many things in their favour. We always, always have all of the ingredients, for one, and they're also gluten-free. You can also really dress them up - put a mini peanut butter cup in the center of each, or a few Smarties or M&Ms - and any half-way alert child can make them pretty much on their own.

one cup of peanut butter
1/2 cup of sugar (some recipes call for as much as one cup of sugar here, which I find painfully sweet. However, your taste buds may be different than mine, so I thought I'd mention it.)
one egg

Preheat the oven to 350. Mix together the sugar and egg and then mix in the peanut butter. You can either roll the dough in tablespoon-sized amounts into balls or just drop it by the tbsp on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake them for 6 to 9 minutes - you'll want to keep a close eye on them.

6 comments:

Sober Briquette said...

uh-oh.

Jenifer said...

My niece makes these all the time and they are yummy.

Hairline Fracture said...

I make these and put a Hershey's Kiss in the middle of each one after they cool a bit. Mmmm...

Amy said...

That is so funny because they just had this recipe in our paper last week and it did call for a full cup and my teeth ached reading it. Maybe I will try these with a 1/2 cup. Thanks!!

Nabeel said...

pictures please?

Omaha Mama said...

Oh my. Going to make these right now. I heart peanut butter. :-)