Friday, June 1, 2012
Peanut Butter Snaps
These are a pretty awesome peanut butter cookie. First, they are ridiculously easy. And second, they are delicious. Not to mention they are pretty versatile. Besides being a tasty cookie just to eat, can you imagine crushing these up for a peanut butter crust for a cheesecake? The crispy texture just lends itself to that kind of delicious treat. Or, put a big scoop of vanilla ice cream right in the middle and bam--you've got a peanut butter ice cream sandwich. Yum! A crispy cookie packed with peanut butter flavor that would be just perfect included with a myriad of other tasty treats. Yeah, I think I like cookie that's not afraid to step out of the jar and work in a new environment.
Flipping through my King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion Cookbook, searching for a couple of new cookie recipes to make as a thank you gift for another department at work, I saw these in The Essentials pages, following the standard peanut butter cookies. The list of only four ingredients coupled with the lack of flour had me intrigued. And how could I not try a recipe so easy? Honestly it took longer to preheat the oven than it did for me to mix the dough and scoop it out on to the pans. I did stagger my dough balls to fit more on the pan and flatten them a bit before baking. There was nothing to change or alter--it's a perfect recipe resulting in a crispy, snappy cookie full of peanut butter goodness.
Peanut Butter Snaps
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
In a medium bowl, beat peanut butter, egg, sugar and baking soda until smooth.
Drop spoonfuls of dough (I used a small cookie scoop) onto a parchment or Silpat lined cookie sheet. Flatten dough balls slightly.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes or until set and the edges are golden but not browned. Turn baking sheet 180 degrees halfway through baking. If using more than one sheet at a time, rotate positions in the oven for more even baking.
Remove from oven and let cool on pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.
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