Wednesday April 29, 2009

Easy Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Easy Make Peanut Butter Cookies

I stored this recipe away in my Try File a few months ago while browsing one of my favorite websites  the Kitchn spelled with no “e”. This website is linked to Apartment Therapy and I get so much inspiration from their posts also. Today I really wanted to bake some cookies but realized I didn’t have any butter then I remembered this recipe. It was first introduced in 1999 on Epicurious and it’s titled Mom-Mom Fritch’s Peanut Butter Cookies. Since my daughter was born in the year 1999, I asked her to help. The author of this rendition has made some change, adding brown sugar and vanilla extract. The recipe has no butter or flour and is easy to put together.

Easy Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Note from the Kitchn: Peanut butter comes in all kinds of configurations and the kind you choose will influence your outcome. Some peanut butters are very sweet, some have been hydrogenated, some have a whole lot more in them than peanuts! Then there is the chunky versus smooth debate. I used a natural chunky version (Safeway brand) for this recipe that wasn’t too sweet although it did have added cane sugar in the ingredient list.


Easy Make Peanut Butter Cookies
I used this peanut butter from Trader Joe’s. The addition of flax seed adds a great nutty taste.

1 cup peanut butter (see note)
3/4 cup natural cane sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Extra sugar for rolling


Preheat oven to 375 ° F.
Mix all the ingredients up in a bowl. Roll walnut-sized pieces into balls and roll balls in the additional sugar. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet or a silpat silicon sheet and flatten slightly with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove and let cool before removing from baking sheet.

Makes 18-20 cookies