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Five (or Four) Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

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Yesterday my husband watched an episode of 5 Ingredient Fix and Claire made these super easy and SO yummy peanut butter cookies. He told me about them when I got home from work and less than 20 minutes later they were being eaten.


1 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar, etc.)*

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

Coarse salt (I didn’t think we had this so left it off and they were just fine without)

*I didn’t have any all natural peanut butter so I used Organics which has some sugar in it. Therefore, I only used 2/3 cup of sugar instead of the full cup.

Preheat the oven to 350 and place your oven rack on the top third of the oven. Mix ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Drop rounded tablespoons of batter onto a cookie sheet. Using a fork press the cookies to create a  cross hatch design on top. Bake for about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown (this didn’t really make sense to me since they didn’t really get golden brown so I’d say bake them until they are dry all over with no glistening-the color of the cookie will change if you pay attention and that’s when they are done). This made 17 smallish cookies. Just perfect for the two of us!

You can see Claire’s recipe and pictures here: Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies


Author: Kendra

Children's Librarian in the Northwest. Lover of toddlers, twitter, and TV (T's, too, apparently!).

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