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Monday, August 1, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies everyone can make

Best, easiest peanut butter cookies, ever!
Sometimes, I came home after a long day to the smell of these delicious cookies baking! Delightful! This is the one recipe my boys were willing to try on their own:

Mal-Mal's Peanut Butter Cookies*
1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, beaten

measuring cups 
mixing bowl
2 nonstick baking sheets
oven mitts or pot holders
plastic turner
wire rack
  • Make sure the oven rack is in the center position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir well with a wooden spoon until smooth.
  • Divide the dough into 24 portions, abut 1 heaping tablespoon each.
  • Roll each portion between your hands to form a smooth ball.
  • Place the balls of dough about an inch apart on the ungreased baking sheets.  Press down with a fork in two directions to form a crosshatch pattern.  You should get 12 cookies per sheet.
  • Bake one sheet at a time in the oven until the cookies rise and turn lightly golden, about 10 minutes.
  • Using oven mitts or pot holders, remove the cookies from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet before you lift them onto a wire rack with a plastic turner.  Repeat with the remaining sheet of cookies.
*We found this easy recipe in Emeril's book, below.  The whole book is fun!

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