Friday, September 23, 2005

For you...

I'm always so touched by the comments I receive and so today I want to share something happy with my "sisters in sorrow", as well as with my friends and family, and anyone else who stumbles across this blog.

It's a cookie recipe (yes, sometimes I'm an emotional eater - I freely admit it) but these are truly the world's greatest and easiest peanut butter cookies! One or two of these golden beauties with a big, ice cold glass of milk is comfort food at its best. The next time you need a hug, seriously, whip up a batch of these. All's right with the world when these are in your tummy.

They must be fortified with magic.

Anyway, here's the recipe:

World's Greatest Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup white, granulated sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl until thick (it might seem like it won't mix into a manageable dough, but it will).
2. Form into small balls (about 1.5 inches in diameter) and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about two inches apart.
3. Press down on each ball with your fingers until they're roughly a little thicker than a half an inch (you don't have to be exact - these are forgiving cookies. It's all part of the magic).
4. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes

DO NOT OVER BAKE!! The cookies will not seem done, but they are! They're very fragile and delicate, so allow to cool for a few minutes before removing them to a wire cooling rack.

I've added chocolate chips and Reese peanut butter chips and both make delightful additions! I just throw in what looks good to me - a nice big handful works.

There! That's from me to you, in thanks for everything.


Catherine said...

It's 11:41 and now I'm dreaming of peanut butter cookies. But alas, I have no eggs. I will have to make a run to the store tomorrow and give em a try. Thanks!

Abby said...

Yum! Must make cookies today! :)

kimberm71 said...

I must tell you that I'm not a huge fan of peanut butter but have become one since making these cookies. Today I'm having a down day and I think I'll make myself a batch of these cookies. I guess I also an emotional eater but my weakness is guacamole ;-)