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15 Mar, 2014

March Break baking project! a.k.a peanut butter cookies

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Recipes and Food

The youngest made cookies today! It’s a great little recipe actually, one that she nabbed right off the back of our jar of Kraft peanut butter:

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I used to scoff at this recipe, but it actually works… and it’s the fastest recipe in the history of cookie making! All you need is:

  • 1 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Heat oven to 325F. Mix ingredients until blended. Roll into 1″ balls. Place 2″ apart on a cookie sheet and flatten with fork before baking. Bake 15 minutes until lightly browned. That’s it!


2 Responses to "March Break baking project! a.k.a peanut butter cookies"

1 | Jen Hughes

March 18th, 2014 at 10:31 pm

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We’ve made this one a few times too, and even used Splenda in place of the sugar. Not bad at all, and very low effort.

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  • andrea tomkins: Sassy: I would love the addition of the squash. Sigh. I like the idea of the gnocchi too! binki: do try it! Let me know how it works out!
  • binki: Panko in Mac'nCheese. That is brilliant. I must try this.
  • sassymonkey: It's too bad you can't sell them on the squash because it's actually really good. The next time you want to shake things up, use gnocchi instead o
  • Molly: I love mac & cheese. It is a cinch to make - I especially like it with a side of broccoli or a crunchy salad. I even whip it up (stove top versio
  • andrea tomkins: The dough recipe is easy enough without it. The pizza stone is a fab tool! It's not a new invention either. People have been baking this way for centu
  • andrea tomkins: The dough recipe is easy enough about it. The pizza stone is a fab tool! It's not a new invention either. People have been baking this way for centuri
  • Claudette: mmmm. I am on the fence about a stand mixer but a pizza stone...gonna but it on my list right now. :) Thanks for the tips!

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