Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Emergency Cookies

When I heard about this recipe, I thought that there was NO WAY these cookies would be edible. Turns out, they're pretty darn good. And the best part is I almost guarantee that you'll have these ingredients on hand at any time. They are truly "emergency cookies," the perfect cookie for when you have a sudden craving or for when you suddenly remember that you signed up for the potluck in one hour.


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (if you don't have brown, the original recipe actually calls for 1 cup of sugar so you can substitute)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda (or 1/2 T. of self-rising flour)
Preheat oven to 325.
Mix peanut butter and both sugars until smooth. Add egg, vanilla and soda and mix until well blended (don't overmix, though, or your cookies will be tough)

Roll dough into 2-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Press cookies lightly with fork in criss-cross pattern.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for fifteen minutes before removing from cookie sheet.

The cookies are very "peanut buttery" and are on the chewy side. I would have never known they weren't "real" cookies if I'd eaten them without knowing the recipe.

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