Peanut Butter Cookies

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Posted on 07/08/2009 by somacomatose

guys, look in your kitchen. do you have peanut butter? do you have sugar? do you have an egg?
if you have those 3 ingredients, make these cookies today!





the only things you'd need

1 cup of creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup caster sugar, 1 egg.





beat the 3 ingredients together till it looks like this (a minute or 2 maybe)

cover the top of the bowl with cling and refrigerate for half an hour





preheat your oven to 325°f/165°c and roll the chilled cookie dough into balls

depending on the size of your balls (no snickering!) you should get at least 18. i got 24





i have a confession; i like to eat raw cookie dough. i tasted this one and decided that i want them to be a little less peanuty,
a little more sugary so i rolled the balls in caster sugar.

this step can be skipped!





using a fork, flatten the ball, rotate the fork and flatten again

it's more fun than it looks












they remind me of my potato cookies!





bake for 18-20mins

cool on wire rack for a while before consuming





eat them!

unfortunately they're quite addictive so you're gonna have to practise some sort of restraint when munching on them
or risk getting a sore throat like me!


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yrdirtylaundry 9th-Jul-2009 02:10 am (UTC)
I really hate you for posting this SOOO late (10pm my time)!! :)

AH! They look so delicious!!!
yrdirtylaundry 9th-Jul-2009 02:11 am (UTC)
p.s. the little notes are so cute!
saline_queen 9th-Jul-2009 02:10 am (UTC)
seriously?? this is awesome. I loooove peanut butter cookies!
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:18 am (UTC)
:) make them now!
morganalilith 9th-Jul-2009 02:16 am (UTC)
i've been using a flour-less peanut butter cookie recipe for years. no way i'd ever go back :-)
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:19 am (UTC)
i had to re-read the recipe, at first i was like "wait, where's the flour?" lol :)
boycottbananas 9th-Jul-2009 02:19 am (UTC)
I snickered anyway. X3 And now I shall see if I have peanut butter, tomorrow! :3
boycottbananas 9th-Jul-2009 02:20 am (UTC)
I was wondering, what if you made them into sort-of thumbprint cookies and placed jelly/jam in the middle? ._.;;
certifieddork 9th-Jul-2009 02:20 am (UTC)
Ironically, I don't have an egg in my kitchen - but I'll definitely be coming back to this recipe shortly! So simple and I loooove peanut butter, especially in cookies. Love love love.
magickcat 9th-Jul-2009 02:55 am (UTC)
same here.
calandria 9th-Jul-2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Hehe I posted this to another comm not too long ago (can't remember if it was trashy_eats or poor_skills.) One of the people who responded was convinced this recipe would result in an actual fire in her oven, so refused to even try it.
raw_earthling 9th-Jul-2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Oh man, I wish I could read that post! I nearly fell off my (albeit shoddy) deskchair reading that. ;D
runintoyougirl 9th-Jul-2009 02:34 am (UTC)
are these moist or dry peanut butter cookies?
nothingatall828 9th-Jul-2009 04:00 am (UTC)
Not the OP, but I've made these before & I'd say it totally depends on the type of peanut butter you use. I made the mistake of buying a brand that had more natural oils and my first attempt came out flat and very moist. I tried again with a "thicker" pb and ended up with a perfect mix.
kalypartemis 9th-Jul-2009 02:38 am (UTC)
It's midnight... and I think I may have to do some baking. I haven't had peanut butter cookies in like.... forever. For real.
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:25 am (UTC)
hehee :)
birdlily 9th-Jul-2009 02:41 am (UTC)
Do you think I could substitute almond for peanut butter? I've never baked with it and I'm allergic to all nuts but almonds...(weird, I know!)
magickcat 9th-Jul-2009 03:00 am (UTC)
That sounds yummy! If you try it, do let me know how it comes out. I'd be curious to try that too!
signedpass 9th-Jul-2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Oh I do love this recipe. I made some for my friend for her birthday, and they were so tasty!
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:26 am (UTC)
isnt it? i wish i tried making them sooner!
magickcat 9th-Jul-2009 03:01 am (UTC)
Man, I need to get me some measuring cups. :(
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:29 am (UTC)
if it helps, i used 3/4 of a 500g jar of peanut putter and 1/2 cup of white sugar is 100g... :)
spadul 9th-Jul-2009 03:03 am (UTC)
i need to go out and buy peanut butter asap, these look glorious.
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:29 am (UTC)
(: thank you!
clutzynew 9th-Jul-2009 03:35 am (UTC)
dudeeeee they look so good!!! even if i'm not that big of a peanut butter fan now XDD hahahah
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:29 am (UTC)
im not the biggest pb fan either but damn are they addictive!
enchantedgemini 9th-Jul-2009 04:13 am (UTC)
These look soooo good! Too bad I'm sick and have been banned from the sugar. Dang it! I must get well soon...

Beautiful photos also! Thanks for posting. ^_^
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:30 am (UTC)
thank you for the kind comments! get well soon :)
layers_of_eli 9th-Jul-2009 04:14 am (UTC)
So, it's midnight here. But I definitely just went on a quick grocery store run with my pup (she was over the moon about riding in the car in the middle of the night) to get peanut butter, and now the dough is sitting in my fridge chilling.

So thanks for posting and making mine (and definitely my dog's) night more exciting! :D
layers_of_eli 9th-Jul-2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Also, wait, am I not the only one for whom eating too many nuts causes a sore throat?! I was so excited that this happened to someone else!
rerightings 9th-Jul-2009 04:18 am (UTC)
Haha, are these from the Kraft recipe? I remember seeing it on one of my Kraft peanut butter jars a while back (when I just started baking), and I really wanted to try it. I accidentally burnt mine though, since my oven's so temperamental. XD

yours look so good, I want to tackle this recipe again and do it properly :)
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:37 am (UTC)
i googled for peanut butter recipes and chose this one because who can beat how easy it is right? and thank you! try baking for only 15mins, turning off the oven and leaving the door slightly ajar for the next 5mins... i do this to most of my cookies because my oven's temperamental too :)
placetohide 9th-Jul-2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Ah, the famous "kitchen fire" cookies that don't actually make a fire but make delicious cookies! Imagine that :P
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:39 am (UTC)
somebody commented on this earlier, why would anyone think they would cause a kitchen fire?! lol
gaaak 9th-Jul-2009 04:33 am (UTC)
So your balls were on the small side? *grin*

These look lovely, and oh-so-easy! Definitely making these, thanks!
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:40 am (UTC)
i laughed at that longer than i probably should lol. and thanks, they really are easy! :)
tabulimanzi 9th-Jul-2009 04:41 am (UTC)
this is great thanks!! I'm going to try your "potato cookies" as well!
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:40 am (UTC)
yeay! :)
rageandgrace 9th-Jul-2009 04:44 am (UTC)
I love this recipe! Tried and true. :)
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 05:41 am (UTC)
another believer (: i kept waiting for something to go wrong because my head refused to believe its this simple!
supcathy 9th-Jul-2009 04:53 am (UTC)
It's almost 12 am here so I will definitely have to try these tomorrow. I love the way you put a picture of what the dough is suppose to look like [: I also enjoyed the notes. May I ask why brand of peanut butter you used? I have creamy Jiff in my pantry.
enchantedgemini 9th-Jul-2009 05:38 am (UTC)
"That 70s Show" icon love!
violet_tigress1 9th-Jul-2009 08:04 am (UTC)
My mom tried to get me to mix thes up. I wouldn't, so she did.
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 08:47 am (UTC)
lol win-win
emiemipoemi 9th-Jul-2009 08:41 am (UTC)
Just put the cookies in the oven. I shall have 4 am cookies when this is finished. :D
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 08:49 am (UTC)
4am cookies? i think this situation just became dangerous :P
carefreeloner 9th-Jul-2009 08:43 am (UTC)
these looks so delicious!! i will like to know what brand of peanut butter you used too!
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 08:50 am (UTC)
i used skippy peanut butter (:
tricolour 9th-Jul-2009 11:15 am (UTC)
I love how this is probably the simplest recipe for cookies in the world, it's hard to believe it actually works!
somacomatose 9th-Jul-2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
ikr!
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