Sunday, April 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

I would experience a severe case of depression if I ever developed a peanut allergy. My heart aches for all the peanut intolerant people in the world. I usually go through a whole jar of peanut butter every two weeks. To me, nothing is better than settling down with a good PB & J (heavy on the PB) and tuning into The Food Network. I love you Paula Deen. Shout out to my best friend Ina. What's that Alton Brown? You'd like to delve into the world of biscuits? Yes please, sir.

I digress. Peanut butter...back to peanut butter.

I've been wanting to bake a batch of cookies for quite some time and I recently came across a peanut butter cookie recipe that intrigued me. It contains only three ingredients. Yes, three! I doubted the cookies would be any good, but I had to give it a whirl to see for myself.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
(My changes in red)

1 c sugar (I used organic brown sugar)
1 egg
1 c peanut butter- crunchy or creamy (I used organic unsalted creamy peanut butter)
About 1 T ground cinnamon
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Roll into balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using the back of a fork, press into the dough twice in opposite directions to create a criss-cross pattern.

Before pressing the balls of dough with a fork, I sprinkled some sea salt on top for some crunch and because I love the combination of salty-sweet things. I also added a little bit of cinnamon into the dough just to add another dimension.

Okay, okay. So it ended up being more than three ingredients with my additions, but I really think my changes added a little something extra. Not that I'm biased or anything. :)

Did I mention these little babies are gluten free?

What are you waiting for? Go grab your PB, an egg, and some sugar and crank out a batch of peanut buttery goodness.


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