Thursday, February 12, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

Years ago I saw this recipe in a magazine..it is the most simple recipe I have ever made. The magazine was called 'Home Sweet Home' from the publishers of Family Circle. These cookies are delicious and it's hard to believe how easy they are to make. A fun recipe that even smaller children can manage!
Yes only 3 ingredients!
I cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a baking sheet and press each cookie with a fork.
Bake in 350 oven for 10 to 11 min.
Yields: 16 cookies

17 comments:

  1. It seems impossible that only 3 ingredients would make such wonderful looking cookies. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. this is such a great recipe for gluten-free!

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  3. Really? Well how will Julie remake these if they are already on her list of goodies to eat with no gluten?
    They look quite marvelous and I suspect very tender.

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  4. I had to read and re-read this one. Seems impossible...but looks wonderful!

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  5. No flour? And they look so good!!

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  6. My daughter and I are making them right now. What a great treat for my school aged children today. Thanks for sharing....so easy!!

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  7. I can't imagine no flour? How did they not run all over the cookie sheet? I have to make this one just to see for myself.

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  8. i know that i have seen this recipe alot and never tried it because i just didn't believe that it would work....but now that it has been tried in your trusty test kitchen, i must too.

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  9. The simpler, the better, right? Those cookies look delicious! AND, gluten free too. ;)

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  10. Ha -- I made this same recipe last week and was disappointed, no nuance, way too sweet (made my teeth hurt, so sweet!). In addition, yours actually LOOK like cookies, mine didn't. I figured it must be the peanut butter ... and am glad to know that the recipe actually works.

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  11. I love this recipe. In years past I would have 30 6th grade students at a time making these cookies. There was never a dull moment! The fragrance would waft through the school halls and other students would arrive from every point to beg for a bite! The secret to the success of this recipe is to allow the cookies to cool a bit on the cookie sheet before removing them (otherwise they fall apart).

    Other nut butters can be substituted --- like cashew or almond --- for those allergic to peanuts.

    :) LaTeaDah

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  12. I just read Alanna's note and suggest: adding a splash of vanilla. Also the peanut butter choice is important. I use all natural peanut butter because I think it's more flavorful. And I use a scant measure on the sugar. They really can be VERY good, but since they are so rich, one or two is 'enough' at a time.

    :) LaTeaDah

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  13. Yes, using all natural peanut butter with no added sugar in it works the best. And I usually do less sugar than 1 cup as well. This is a favorite it out house!

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  14. I've seen this recipe on the back of the Kraft PB jar, the boys here love it!

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  15. I made this cookies using your recipe yesterday and they are delicious!

    I just found your blog this week...I love it!!

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  16. This was a great recipe. Short and sweet!
    I only used 1/2 cup sugar and it turned out to be sweet enough. Take a peek at them towards the end. You don't want to over bake them. They're better slightly under baked so they're more moist. Allow to cool on sheet before removing so they don't break.

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  17. My husbands grandmother shared this recipe with me when we first were married (31 yrs ago). It is our favorite peanut butter cookie recipe. Thanks for bringing up happy memories of Lillian, she lived to be 96 yrs. young.

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