Thursday, September 20, 2012

This recipe is so ridiculously easy, even I can do it!

If you've read through my blog then you know that I am a complete and total moron in the kitchen.  Baking is not my thing and I almost always find a way to screw up even the easiest of recipes.  Boxed mixes?  Yeah I can screw those up like nobody's business!

About a year ago one of my good friends who has Celiac's shared a gluten free peanut butter cookie recipe with me.  I had recently been tested for gluten allergies and my test came back positive for gliadin (a protein found in gluten).  I begrudgingly started my gluten free diet but I was dying for some sweets and the gluten free cookies in the store were nasty and extremely overpriced.  No thanks! I can eat cardboard for free!

My friend emailed me and said, "I have the perfect recipe for you. It's called the 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe….and it's super easy".   Now I must mention here that my friend did not invent this recipe.  She found it on Allrecipes.com and it's a pretty popular recipe:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Three-Ingredient-Peanut-Butter-Cookies/

I changed it up just a teeny little bit though as I use Crisco instead of parchment paper but it's up to you.

Here is what you will need:

1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of white sugar
1 egg
Parchment paper or Crisco


Mix the 3 ingredients together and then lightly grease your cookie sheet with Crisco.  Then place the cookie balls on the sheet.   Take a fork and slightly flatten them and then make a criss cross pattern.

See, it's so easy even a 7 year old can do it! 
Ignore my ghetto fabulous cookie sheets!  
I don't invest much in bakeware since I hate to bake. 

Bake at 350 degrees (on the top rack) for approx 6-8 minutes. Mine are usually done by 7 minutes. Do not overcook these!  They will not taste very good and you will be pissed off that you wasted so much peanut butter since it does take quite a bit.  Seriously 6-7 minutes is usually all you need, and they should never take more than 8 minutes!   Then let the cookies cool before removing from the sheet or you'll have a big old crumbled mess (yes, I learned this the hard way the first time I made these and got anxious and tried to pry them off the sheet too fast).

This recipe makes about a dozen and a half cookies so I end up making 2 full batches because a dozen and a half cookies is NOT enough for a family of 7!  So my advice would be to double the recipe above.

These are the best peanut butter cookies you will ever eat and I love them so much that I can no longer eat peanut butter cookies from other places because they just don't compare and I find myself wanting to say, "My peanut butter cookies are better than yours".


So there you go!  A recipe so easy that even *I* can do it!!!!!  So you know it's gotta be easy right?! 

11 comments:

  1. Simply and tasty! I likey. With a few slight changes they even look low-carb friendly. Definitely a keeper. No worries on the cookie sheets, I'm not a baker either!

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  2. Even you can do it? I think not. I read your boxed cake debacle post (picture proof and all) so I know this isn't true. Now I see I was right, it's your 7 year old who can do it. And BTW, if you ever decide to try to convince your reading audience that you can do something again, you might not want to include pictures of that adorable little girl actually doing what you're trying to take credit for! Gee, do I have to tell you EVERYTHING!

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  3. hahaha it's almost like the doggy treat i make for my doggies xoxoxo they are delish! i've tried em before! ps i'm nominating you for the Sunshine Award! xoxoxo Check my page for more details! *^.~*

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  4. Those look delicious! Can't wait to try them :)

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  5. why on earth are you all trying to get the world's worst chef title?!?!??! You KNOW I applied for it ages ago and now you're purposefully making things up just to try and snatch it away from me!! Unfortunately, these cookies look awesome, so nice try but you failed miserably!!!! Muhahahahhahah!!!

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  6. I'm definitely going to try these! I like your comment about your ghetto fabulous cookie sheets! I'm now following you with GFC from the Friendly Friday blog hop.

    Tina - mom of 4
    http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com

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  7. I can't cook either. I have some super easy recipes on breakformoms.com!

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  8. These are great!! You can also roll the dough into balls and then once they are out of the oven, inset a Hershey's kiss on top for a peanut blossom"

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  9. I have made these cookies before and they are my favorite peanut butter cookie and oh yeah they are super easy to make! Happy to find your very cute blog!

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  10. Hahaha.. Wonderful, thank you for sharing! So glad to have discovered your adorable blog through Cynthia's; I'm now following :)

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  11. Oh I have to try these! Without the flour they must be so peanut buttery! I recently had to go gluten free myself so I understand what you are dealing with. My cabinet is full of expensive gluten free flours now! You blog is a lot of fun. I came across it via Cynthia's.

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