When you’re in the mood for some soft, chewy peanut butter cookies and you know they only take a few minutes to whip up, you’re much more tempted to get up and bake them. That’s exactly what happened in our house last night. My husband was craving peanut butter cookies and within like 5 minutes, he had the whole batch in the even.
Chewy, 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup of peanut butter (smooth or crunchy);
- 1 cup of sugar of your choice (we use an organic cane sugar);
- 1 egg.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F / 177 degrees C;
- Prepare a large cookie sheet or two small ones (I line mine with parchment paper);
- Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until everything comes together;
- With a spoon, scoop up some of the dough onto your cookie sheet (I use two spoons: one to scoop up the batter and the other to scrape the batter off of the first spoon);
- Press down each little ball with a fork (tip: have a glass of cold water next to you and dip your fork in water before squishing down on the cookie- this will prevent the fork from sticking on the dough.
- Bake for 12 minutes (it really depends on your oven);
- When you take them out of the oven, let sit for a good 10 minutes for the best result.
*This recipe makes about 18 medium size cookies or approximately 24 if you make them smaller.
There are many benefits of baking at home:
- Homemade always tastes better;
- Your house smells like a bakery;
- You know exactly what ingredients go into your every recipe (no worries about harmful preservatives and other chemicals).
The last reason is very important to me and my family. Because our granddaughter has terrible reactions which alter her mood, her focus, and her sleep pattern whenever she consumes foods with preservatives or other chemicals, I try to come up with little treats she can enjoy.
Is it really the sugar that your child can’t tolerate, or something else?
At first, we assumed sugar in food was affecting her, but after testing different foods, we quickly realized it was not the case, it was the preservatives and chemicals in food that was the problem. Our conclusion was based on the fact that she would have no reaction to my home-baked goods (gluten-free of course).
Another terrible trigger was gluten (she cannot focus for a second and cannot sit down or sleep at night whenever she has gluten).
I will write a full article on this subject another time because there is a lot to say on this subject.
Thanks for dropping by!