Monday, October 20, 2008
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”.