It's almost Thanksgiving here in the U.S! And if you are stuck in a bind because, maybe you suck at baking and you are expected to make something, or maybe you are just short on time, this is your lifesaver. This recipe is one I have LOVED for a few years now. It is super simple and it's so good.
If you like Peanut Butter, then you will love these cookies. If you like fast treats, then you will love these cookies. If you like to cut out some Carbs, you will like these cookies, and if you want to show your kids how to make some cookies, then you should try these cookies.
Whilst on a search for a recipe from Whole Foods, (Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies that are available at the #1 Whole Foods in Austin, Texas) I came across these. Not the recipe I wanted but hey, they are pretty darn good. And they only have 5 ingredients.
So here the recipe that I adapted from Whole Foods. It is almost exactly what they have on their website.
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup sugar (WF suggests 3/4 but I think 1/2 is just right)
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup creamy unsweetened peanut butter (I like to use half regular half crunchy)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- (and if you want you should add some mini chocolate chip morsels)
- (that's right, you read correctly, NO FLOUR)
Beat together egg, sugar, baking soda and vanilla in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment or with a hand-held mixer. Beat in the peanut butter. Stir in chocolate chips if using.
Your mix should resemble this (mine has chocolate chunks and 1/2 c crunchy peanut butter and 1/2c regular peanut butter, the white pieces are peanuts)
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls (or make super big ones!) onto prepared baking sheet, pressing lightly with the back of a fork. Bake for 10 minutes, until lightly set. Transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling (DO NOT OVER BAKE)
I hope you try this recipe and enjoy it, and if you want something with chocolate, try these 3 ingredient Gianduia sandwich cookies (two posts down)