Monday, September 22, 2008

Peanut Butter Cookies

I made these cookies from Parents Magazine and they were easy and delicious!

Prep: 5 minutes
Bake: 10 minutes
Yield: 10-12 cookies

1 cup peanut butter, chunky or smooth
1 cup sugar + additional for rolling
1 egg

Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg in a bowl. Form into one inch balls and roll in additional sugar.

Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet and use a fork to form cross marks in the cookies.

Bake at 375 for ten minutes or until edges are browned but not burned.

Tips and Tricks
This recipe does have a lot of sugar, so the next time I make it, I'll play around with alternative sweeteners. If your peanut butter has been refrigerated, let it sit out for awhile to soften. It will make the mixing process easier.
Make It Healthier
Use trans-fat free peanut butter.
How Kids Can Help
Measure and mix ingredients. Roll cookies in sugar. Press cookies down with fork.

3 comments:

Naomi said...

Fantastic and easy! Thanks for this recipe!!

Watson Family said...

instead of pressing with a fork, just put them right into the oven in a ball. then when they come out, immediately press a hershey kiss, chocolate chips, or m&m's right in the center of the cookie. My kids love them!

Kelli said...

sounds like a quick easy right before bed treat that no one would be able to eat too many and get fat-ter. hehe, small recipes are nice for that. Thanks.