Saturday, May 26, 2012

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

I love living where we do. Our home is about 20 minutes out of town and while that's great for many reasons (nobody just 'drops by' without calling first giving me a good 20 minutes to freak out and toss things behind closed doors) there is also a down side. We only have one store and it closes at 7:00 pm. I know how totally foreign that is for my city readers. But it's true. There are actually areas in rural Oregon where the sidewalks roll up at dusk. (Ok, not really, but you get my point.)

So here's the thing. If, by some strange coincidence, you're in your most comfortable pj's with your hair in a ponytail  and you get an uncontrollable craving for something sweet and wonderful and there is NOTHING in your cupboard, you're out of luck. Unless, of course, your husband is willing to drive about 35 miles round trip on a goody run (mine won't, he's mean like that). It's times like this that I pull the evening out of the dumpster by making my Mom's 3 ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies. Yep, you read that right. Three whole ingredients. And who doesn't generally have peanut butter, eggs and sugar?

What you'll need:

1) egg
1) cup sugar
1) cup peanut butter

And that's it. Just mix it all together, drop by the spoonful on a cookie sheet, press with a fork or the sugared bottom of a glass and bake for 8-10 minutes at 350.

They don't really brown on top so you'll want to start checking at 8 minutes to make sure the bottoms don't get too brown. And you have to cool them completely before you try to take them off the cookie sheet or they crumble. Which actually is fine since you get to eat those first. After all, you wouldn't want to serve your family a less that perfect cookie ;0)

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