Friday, November 5, 2010

peanut butter cookies

Why stray from the theme of peanut butter once you're on a roll? These are flourless peanut butter cookies...meaning if you're like me and you ran out of flour and forgot to buy some when you were just at the grocery store, you can make these! In fact, they're worth making even if you do have flour in your kitchen.

Sometimes peanut butter cookies are rolled in sugar before they're baked. These aren't, so I like to tell myself they're healthy. Except I guess the addition of chocolate on top of the cookie cancels out the fact that they're not rolled in sugar.

But they taste good so that's all that counts! Plus, they only took literally 5 minutes to make and 10 minutes to bake. Can't go wrong there!

Peanut Butter Cookies
*adapted from Joy the Baker

1 C. natural peanut butter
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
chocolate chips or chunks for topping (optional)

Mix the peanut butter with the sugars until well blended. Add the egg and baking soda.

Form into small balls and press in criss-cross pattern with a fork on a greased cookie sheet. (I used to hate the criss-cross pattern. Now I am embracing it.) Add chocolate chips or chunks to the top of each cookie. (I put 3 chocolate chips on each and then realized, after taking them out of the oven, that it looks like eyes and a nose. Or a bowling ball.)

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Then, eat.

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