Easiest Peanut Cookie On Earth

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Delicious peanut butter cookies

Delicious peanut butter cookies

Wonderful to be back to Aberdeen again! I was away to visit my daughter again, the third trip in a very short time. This time was to help her move house. You can imagine the horror when I found that her new place had no internet and no tv while I was there! Sounds like I was living during the stone age time! That’s when I am even more thankful to places like McDonalds and Starbucks where I can sit as long as I want for just a cup of coffee while using the free wifi…..phew.

Moving house is really no joke. Actually not really moving house but moving room! It’s almost just as bad….the packing up, the moving, cleaning up of the old place, unpacking the stuff in the new place……gosh! But I was really happy as a mom to be able to there to help while she was very busy running around with her work.

The moment I reached home from airport, I went straight into the kitchen……..food preparation for mooncake potluck dinner in church the next day. Sounds super woman huh….haha. But no, it’s because I wanted to make mooncakes to bring along to share with friends. Making mooncakes is very time consuming so I had to start early. Besides, I also wanted to play badminton the next day before the dinner….*big grin*.

I actually went through a few days of almost non-stop cooking, for dinners and pot luck lunch in my place. It’s always wonderful to catch up with friends. In  those few days, I think I must have made about 200 mooncakes! I think I amazed myself……*big grin*. I’m really happy that I made nicer mooncakes this time….*BIG smiles*

In the midst of all the busyness at my daughter’s place, I’m very happy that I was able to bake something to share with her housemates. I made peanut cookies, Shanghai mooncakes and chocolate chip cookies. They were all made without proper baking equipment. But it worked!….*big smiles*.

The first one I want to share is the peanut cookies. Goodness me…….this must be the easiest cookie on earth! You really must try this one, if you are not allergic to peanuts. They are not only very easy but really delicious. The only warning from me is not to over bake.

Here’s the recipe:

1 bottle (340g) crunchy peanut butter
1 egg
1C sugar

Whisk egg and sugar

Whisk egg and sugar

Put the egg and sugar in a mixing bowl. Whisk until mixed well.

Mix into a dough

Mix into a dough

Add the peanut butter and mix with a spoon until thick and looks like cookie dough. It will thicken as you keep stirring.

Ready to bake

Ready to bake

Scoop into balls, flatten a little and arrange on a paper lined tray. You can make patterns on it with fork if you like.

Fresh from the oven

Fresh from the oven

Bake at 200 degrees Celsius for about 8 minutes. They may look soft and pale but it’s ok. It hardens as it cools down. They won’t be nice if you bake longer. They become much harder and don’t taste as good. I baked 2 trays, one is softer than the other as you can see here by the colour difference in the picture below. The softer ones tasted really good. So, remember, do not overbake. However, you can experiment if you like.

Delicious peanut butter cookies

Delicious peanut butter cookies

Ok, it’s your turn to bake. I have kept my promise to be back with a very easy recipe and I have just done it….*big grin*.

Some of my favourite cookie recipes that you may be interested in:
Chinese Almond Cookies
Butterscotch Buttons Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies
Scotland Thistle Flower Shortbread

Quote of the day……

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.”

- Les Brown

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Ann@Anncoo Journal  on September 27th, 2013

Hi Mary, I must call you super woman. Can do so many things at the same time :D

suituapui  on September 27th, 2013

One whole bottle of peanut butter? Oooo…must be really nice.

somewhere in singapore  on September 27th, 2013

Mary, can share the cookies with me!!!

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on September 28th, 2013

Love flourless peanut butter cookies..they melt-in-mouth delicious!

Christine's Recipes  on September 28th, 2013

Yumm… peanut cookies come my way. Can I have one please?

Nayna Kanabar  on September 28th, 2013

I can’t believe these cookies are from 3 ingredients and no flour. Amazing.Do drop by simply.food sometime.

sokehahcheah  on September 30th, 2013

Yummy cookies….only 3 ingredients, must try!

Blackswan  on September 30th, 2013

Seems like you’re still baking & cooking a lot! Everyone’s around you are putting on weight! Lol!

Mary  on September 30th, 2013

@Ann@Anncoo Journal - Exciting name….haha. I think I’m back to normal now :D

@suituapui - That’s right….very peanuty and delicious! :D

@somewhere in singapore - You have to come here, Sharon! :D

@Angie@Angie’s Recipes - Thanks, Angie! :D

@Christine’s Recipes - Of course you can, Christine! But you have to come here :D

@Nayna Kanabar - Yes, only 3 ingredients! Can’t be any easier! :D

@sokehahcheah - Yes, give a try. You’ll be surprised how easy and good it is :D

@Blackswan - Haha…can’t help it! I think I should send all my friends to the gym if they want to enjoy my food :D

Chris  on October 2nd, 2013

Looks good and easy to make.

Katerina  on October 3rd, 2013

So easy and so tasty Mary! Welcome home!

tigerfish  on October 4th, 2013

It sounds very easy! It does not use flour of any kind in the recipe? Sounds worth a try!

Nami | Just One Cookbook  on October 6th, 2013

Super, SUPER easy to make! It’s perfect when kids need some cookies and we can make them this easily and quickly!

Juliana  on October 7th, 2013

I love the idea of simple recipes…and sure these peanut butter cookies look fabulous.
Have a great week Mary :D

priya@ MyKitchenOdyssey  on October 23rd, 2013

lovely easy peasy cookies mary.Love to try it .

LeeQs  on December 5th, 2013

Although I’m allergic to peanuts, I actually do like peanut butter. Tell ya a little secret….when I accidentally eat something with peanut butter, inside I’m secretly grinning with joy. Hahaha. Don’t know if you have Reese’s peanut butter cups chocolate there, but they are one of my fave chocolates. After I found out I was allergic to peanuts, of course I had to stop eating them. Sigh. Tell ya another secret, if those cookies were right in front of me, don’t turn your back coz a few might magically go missing in a very short time. Haha.

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