Ok, I need to start with the fact that I don't bake. I can cook anything but I lack baking skills. I Quilt.
This cookie recipe is short and sweet (and gluten free). I got it from my sister who bakes and was confident that I could do it.
I am writing this portion of the blog on November 10. Today I made my trial batch of easy Peanut Butter cookies. I did photograph the entire process just in case it was a perfect outcome. In the past hour I have taste tested at least 5 of the cookies, and can report that they taste wonderful.
The recipe is
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
Who knew you didn't have to put flour in a cookie mixture.
Mix the 3 ingredients together and using a 1 inch scoop drop on a cookie sheet, press down with a fork in 2 directions and bake for 12 minutes (see the edit below) in a 350 degree oven.
I don't know what a 1 inch scoop is so I used a heaping 1/2 a tablespoon full.
I have taken a picture of my uncooked cookies with a KCup on the pan so you could see the size of my pre baked cookies. I got about 24 cookies from this batch. You can also see in the pictures that I added a chocolate chip or two to a few of the cookies. I can not leave well enough alone.
I thought that my sister got way fewer cookies so I cut the cooking time back to 11 minutes.
I took another picture with the KCup to show how much they grew.
Yes, these are very small cookie sheets, they measure in at 9 x 12
I guessed that I was supposed to cool on a wire rack, it's what's done right? Well I don't own a wire rack so I used the rack that goes in the pan to hold your roasts with parchment paper so the cookies wouldn't fall through.
The cookies came out very tasty but very close to, but not burned. I guess 10 minutes would have been better. Good thing I like crisp cookies.
So next week I will try again baking for only 10 minutes and maybe adding a pecan or something else to the top.
Edit for retrial Dec. 5
I know this is a last minute retry. I forgot I needed to retry this process with different timing.
I checked with my sister and she did make much bigger cookies. Hers were actually thicker, so that explains the need for a change to the cooking time.
I made my cookies the same size as my originals.
This group got M&M Christmas Trees. I know that M&M melt in your mouth not in your hand. I needed to find out if they melted in the oven.
I made basically no changes in the recipe or the size of my cookies with the exception of replacing the chocolate chips with the M&M's.
Also found that I had these mesh racks that came with my little cookie sheets that made pretty decent cooling trays.
I baked today's batch for 10 minutes and that seemed perfect. I did notice that I needed to let them sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes to set.
You can see the cookie on the top right got a bit broken up because I moved it a little too soon.
If you look closely you will see that some of the M&M's cracked but none actually melted.
I took this batch of cookies (both the M&M's and plain) to today's Guild Meeting. Didn't have to bring any of them home.
I think that says it all.
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