One of my first baking experiences was with peanut butter cookies when I was about 11 years old. My mom helped me find a recipe, but I did the rest of the work on my own. I measured and mixed and rolled, and placed my masterpieces in the oven. When I opened the oven door to pull out the finished product, instead of lovely peanut butter cookies, I discovered watery pancake-sized puddles. I had forgotten to add the flour! Sadly, my first batch of cookies were a disastrous, garbage-bound mess.
Unlike my original baking fiasco, this recipe intentionally omits the flour. The result? Some of the best peanut butter cookies I have had in my entire life. Seriously. The cookies are chewy, with a good dose of peanut butter flavor. And you only need a few basic ingredients. All-natural peanut butter is better, in my opinion, but any kind can be used. Enjoy these with a big glass of cold milk!
Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, mix together peanut butter and sugars until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add egg and baking soda, and mix for another two minutes. Roll into walnut-sized balls, and place on a greased baking sheet. Make crisscross indents on each cookie with a fork. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on a baking sheet. Makes about two dozen cookies.