Friday, January 14, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

I was snowed in and I just had to have something sweet. I checked out the fridge already knowing what I would find but thinking maybe I’d missed something and there was something I could throw together to get my“sugar high”. I opened the fridge and the same assortment met me that was there upon my previous inspection.

¼ bottle of champagne
browning lettuce
and some other stuff that didn’t go together.

Next stop, the pantry.
Aha! We have a *****WINNER*****!

Show me what you’re working with.

We've got the dregs of white sugar, brown sugar, one egg, peanut butter, vanilla.

Flourless peanut butter cookies
I had flour but I wanted it quick and easy.
Here's the recipe I used. It's from
Only 3 main Ingredients
Notice I have 5 ingredients. This was after consulting a few more recipes for the flourless cookies.

n 1 cup peanut butter
n 1 cup white sugar
n 1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

2. Combine ingredients
and drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 minutes. ( Play the Jeopardy theme right here as you tap your nails on the counter)
Let cool. ( Still playing the Jeopardy theme) Recipe doesn't make very many, so you could double recipe as you desire.
George Washington Carver I could kiss you .

The History of Peanut Butter by Mary Bellis (quote taken from

"Agricultural chemist, George Washington Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. He start popularizing uses for peanut products including peanut butter, paper, ink, and oils beginning in 1880. The most famous of Carver's research took place after he arrived in Tuskeegee in 1896. However, Carver did not patent peanut butter as he believed food products were all gifts from God. The 1880 date precedes all other inventors except of course for the Incas, who were first. It was Carver who made peanuts a
significant crop in the American South in the early 1900's.”

NOTE: Rolling the dough around in your hands can be a little sticky so I used disposable gloves.


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