Peanut Butter Meltaways
Little background: Dearest friend, Melanie, tells me all the time, and I mean ALL THE TIME, that she doesn’t cook. Then she emails me this recipe with glowing reports about “so easy” and “so good” stating that she had made almost 70 of these little pups. Right then, I KNEW. I had to stop what I was doing, march straight into the kitchen, and start baking. Besides, she had me at four ingredients!
1 cup peanut butter (I used Adams 100% Natural Crunchy PB)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
*How is this even possible? I was sure Melanie had forgotten to mention the flour, but nope, it really works!
Cream peanut butter and sugar.
Add the egg and baking soda.
Mix and don’t worry that it looks like, well, nothing. (I was really worried.)
Form into small balls, press with a fork and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Be really careful when moving them to a cooling rack. Delicate as shortbread, twice as yummy. Using peanut butter with no added salt, I experimented with sprinkling a tiny bit of sea salt on top, just before baking.
THIS is one dangerous cookie!
I’m going to need more peanut butter in my food storage.