Tumbleweed was chewing on a cookie last week and who in their right mind would turn down a peanut butter cookie so I say share that recipe, which she did, and without reading, I started to gather all the ingredients one would think of in a cookie; flour, sugar, baking soda/powder. What the recipe calls for is Peanut butter, sugar, an egg and vanilla. That's it.
Did I miss something, I think and dial Tumbleweed. Oh Weed, something's missing from this recipe. Make it she says. So I mix it all together and mash sticky little balls of dough in the the customary criss-cross peanut butter cookie and slid them into the oven and for twelve minutes they just sit there, they neither spread nor rise. About the time I take them out of the oven I'm thinking so glad the recipe doesn't make many but when they cooled wished I'd made more. Amazing.
So make the cookies and if anyone knows why peanut butter cookies have that very distictive criss-cross pattern, do let me know.
1 cup peanut butter (I use the kind you have to keep in the fridge and stir)
1/3 brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Mix together with a spoon and roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Flatten balls with a fork dipped in sugar and bake 350 for 12 minutes or golden brown.
Cool slightly before removing from pan.