They smelled so good, I had to have a taste. Just a smidge, as my mother would say. I wasn’t the only one breaking off smidges.
“They only have three ingredients: one egg, one cup of peanut butter, and one cup of sugar,” said Katie. This easily-remembered recipe makes them perfect for scaling up in a commercial kitchen and at home.
After she recited the ingredients, I was already thinking about adding crunch by using a crunchy peanut butter. And why stop there? What about adding M&M’s, oats, or a Hershey’s Chocolate Kiss?
On my way home, I stopped at the grocery store to pick up a container of all-natural crunchy peanut butter and a few ingredients for dinner. I prepped and baked the cookies while my Sheet Pan Sausage, Peppers, and Potatoes cooked in the oven.
These cookies make for a great quick dessert. A tip from my husband — if you are going to use all-natural peanut butter, you might want to consider adding a little salt to the top of the cookies before baking.
Yield: 12 cookies
1 cup crunchy or creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar (could use half white and half brown sugar)
Optional: dot with M&M’s or chocolate chips on the top
Preheat oven to 350º
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Add dough by the spoonful to a parchment-lined sheet pan. Use a fork to make the traditional crisscross marks on the top. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Cool on a wire rack.
By the way, The Nashville Food Project caters events as a social enterprise. Katie and her crew of volunteers are always coming up with new ideas for boxed lunches for board meetings and luncheons across Nashville. Email her at email@example.com if your organization is interested in home-cooked meals made with fresh ingredients. If you are interested in assisting with meal prep, sign-up at Hands on Nashville.
I spied them making these gorgeous spinach wraps yesterday.
Other Darn Good Cookies:
Mary’s Award Winning Chocolate Chip Cookies
Italian Sesame Seed Cookies
Italian Ricotta and Lemon Cookies
Oats, Sorghum, Ginger and Cranberry Cookies
My Favorite Rollout Butter Cookies
Other fun recipes from The Nashville Food Project:
Oven-Roasted Strawberry and Rosemary Jam
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