Monday, October 20, 2008

Peanut Butter!


If you have been reading my blog you will have gathered that I love peanut butter. I love it to the point where I can easily eat it straight from the jar – not always with a knife either, sometimes my finger is good enough! I know that sounds gross but I am the only consumer in the house. So, I have always been interested in that recipe for peanut butter cookies in which the only ingredients are peanutbutter, sugar and an egg. They sounded almost too unbelievable and I was sure that they would just spread all over the tray.



But, Bakerella made these a couple of weeks ago and had the recipe on her blog. If you haven’t looked at her blog before, you must! She is incredibly creative and inspiring. She has that artistic flair that I totally desire! Anyway, I thought that I would give the cookies a go. The mixture came together much thicker than I thought – I thought it would just be sloppy like peanut butter! But it rolled easily into little balls which I flattened with a fork. The biscuits bake to a yummy crunchiness. I followed Bakerella’s lead and dipped the ends in chocolate and then chopped nuts. I didn’t have any dark chocolate on hand, so used white. I bet salted peanuts would be great as well.

The cookies were so easy to make and so yummy that I made them twice last week – once for the builders and once to take to Christchurch in the weekend for my fellow peanut butter lovers – my Dad and my niece Piper who also loves to stick her finger in the peanut butter jar so she can “do what Aunty Tammy does”.

9 comments:

Snooky doodle said...

I m a peanutbutter lover too. I love it. I usually put my whole hand in the jar to lick the last remaining bit in the empty jar :) These cookies look great and I like the way you decorated them. Gonna try them soon :-)

The Food Librarian said...

Oh! These look great! And a grown up sophisticated touch to a childhood favorite. Great job!

Natalie said...

I'm a peanut butter lover, too - can't wait to give these a try!

Love the blog- just wanted to let you know that I linked you!

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FFichiban said...

YAYY PB!!! I shall try these thhxx ^^!

LuckyGirl said...

Those cookies look almost too pretty to eat, but I'm sure they wouldn't last long at my house!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading your blog very much, and admire your dedication and creativity. I'm not a peanut butter fan and won't try these cookies but have made a couple of your other recipes very successfully especially the Rose Cupcakes :)

Thanks Sally

Cakelaw said...

These look great!

Deb said...

Oh they look fabulous, Tammy. I have made Shauna's (Gluten Free girl) ones before and they spread big time. Yours have held together nicely. Love the chocolate dipping too.

Ally said...

These cookies were so delicious! I made them for the last day of law school..all gone by 9am! They were a real hit. Such an easy recipe and they looked amazing :)