Good morning! We’re ready to start a new week of learning! Hope you are too. 🙂 Today, I thought I’d share a really simple, quick recipe that I absolutely love. If you caught our series on How to Afford Homeschooling, then you know that eating cheaply is a huge part of that for us. This is one of my standby dessert recipes that is both simple to make and easy to afford. Seriously, this recipe is so simple that I’m actually mad at myself for not learning how to make it before now.
Start with a cup of sugar.
Add a cup of smooth peanut butter. Some recipes use chunky peanut butter, but I prefer smooth.
Mix them together for a bit just so the peanut butter gets coated with sugar.
Add 1 egg.
Then 1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Then 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 – Simple, right?
Mix everything together well until you get a consistent texture.
Use a tablespoon to drop 12 equally sized dollops onto a cookie sheet. Use your fingers to flatten them into disks.
If you want to, use a fork to make cross hatches on the top. This last step is purely for decoration and normally I don’t do it. But since these were going on the Internet and all….
Bake them at 350 degrees for 9 minutes and….
Voila! Yes, they’re enormous, but what could possibly be wrong with that?
Selena’s Favorite Peanut Butter Cookies:
Adapted from the Peanut Butter Cookie recipe at All Recipes
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix all five ingredients together thoroughly. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten into disks with your hands. Bake at 350 degrees for 9 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool for about 20 minutes. Then try valiantly not to eat them all at once!
– Makes 12 giant cookies
Do you have a cheap go-to recipe when you want to make dessert? Let us know about it in the comments! Keep on learning!