Granddaughters Peanut Butter Cookies
Before I get to these yummy cookies, I have another story to share! Yesterday my dog was barking at the sliding glass doors at something and I figured it was just my alpha male cat Zorro, that she doesn’t like, NOT! Well, living in the woods you just never know what awaits your very eyes and this was a new one on me. It appeared to be a very large and fluffy Siamese cat with a short tail or maybe a large rabbit with very short ears. I was on the phone to my sister at the time and I went “What the Hell is that!” Of course she replied with “I don’t know, I can’t See it you DoDo!” Before I could get the camera, one of our cats went tearing after it which left me staring at an animal hoofing it, (or maybe kind of like hopping would be a better term), for the woods. I went in to share the story with Kenny and in conclusion and after doing some research on the computer, we decided it must have been a small bobcat! We had seen tracks here before and my neighbor has seen them in her back yard, so we know they’re here but had just never seen one in person! Another species to add to our list of visitors in our back yard and people wonder why we never go outside without our guns in reach!!!! And now for the cookie recipe:)
My granddaughter Chey just shared this very simple recipe with me this weekend and I just had to take a stab at it with my granddaughter’s vague description of how to make them. She had the ingredients down pat but was unsure of how big or thick to make them, if the original recipe called for greasing the pan as she does and most important, the temperature of the oven! God bless her, as cooking is not one of her fortes. But I did struggle through and found it to be one of the quickest and easiest cookie recipe I have ever made! I did have some peanuts in my cupboard along with some chocolate chips to top them off and with a very skeptical husband by my side, he had to admit they were pretty damn good! There is also a variation to the recipe and, that is, you can substitute 1/2 of honey for the sugar and that would have been the one I would have chosen if I didn’t have honey on my shopping list!
|Granddaughters Peanut Butter Cookies|| |
- 1 cup sugar (or may substitute ½ cup of honey)
- 1 cup of peanut butter (I used smooth and creamy but may try them with crunchy next)
- 1 large egg at room temperature
- Mix all ingredients well with a wooden spoon, dough will be stiff and crumbly.
- Take by large teaspoonfuls, make into balls and place on lightly greased baking sheet leaving enough room to press them out with a fork. (They can be fairly close as they do not spread out as they cook).
- Top with a peanut or a chocolate chip and bake in a 350 degree oven for 7 to 9 minutes depending on how large you make them, DO NOT overcook.
- Let cool on cookie sheet until they have partially set and remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Can’t wait to make these again for the holidays……………enjoy!