This will be the easiest peanut butter cookie recipe you will ever try, I guarantee.
There are only a handful of ingredients and the cookies themselves are so yummy. The cookies themselves tend to be a little crumbly, but they're well worth the small mess that is easily cleaned up by fingers and a tongue. It almost makes it fun, savoring them til' the last crumb. Plus they melt in your mouth. I love that.
These cookies are regularly made in our home. This is one of those staple recipes that I try to make as often as I can, like once a week. heh Okay, maybe not that often. But I make sure to not let my oven, olfactory system, and tummy feel neglected, that's for sure. It may not be made that often, but it's most definitely a crutch recipe. A reliable one I know the masses love and it's perfect for when I don't have a lot of time, and resources.
Incredibly Easy PB Cookies
from somewhere... I think Skippy?
1 cup peanut butter; organic is fabulous
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ c. chocolate chips; optional, of course
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a small bowl mix together all the ingredients, except chocolate chips, with a wooden spoon. Then when it’s mixed well, add the chocolate chips.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls (or tablespoonfuls;) on an ungreased cookie sheet. Don’t flatten them.
Bake for about 9 minutes or until puffed and golden. The cookies will be very soft, cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes; then take cookies from sheets to cool completely.
That's it! Now go make some, you won't be sorry.
I won't tell anyone that you'll make it twice in a day. ;)
I promise I'll get to that book review I mentioned before. I've yet to finish the book, I don't want to write anything until I finish it; but so far so good! I swear Penguin Books will likely never send me another book to review again...
Ooh, and tonight my ward is having a pie bake-off. Until last night I didn't think they were going to make it an actual competition. The pressure's on... Stay tuned for my entry. I'm just hoping that we won't have to bring home leftovers!
Okay, that's all. go. bake. be happy. :)
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