Jul 29, 2014

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!

Fresh Ingredients

1 egg

Storage 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.

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Add the egg and baking soda.

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Mix and don’t worry that it looks like, well, nothing. (I was really worried.)

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Form into small balls, press with a fork and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

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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.

Oh man.

THIS is one dangerous cookie!

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I’m going to need more peanut butter in my food storage.

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6 Responses to “Peanut Butter Meltaways”

  1. Melanie Says:

    I made some more last night for a youth activity this weekend and so easy. I forgot about trying the sea salt, but the youth would have “balked” at that one, next time! Another note, because the dough is soooo crumbly, I experimented with adding a little water at the end and made some ‘trial’ cookies with that and they spread more and were a bit chewier, still good though. Keep up the posts, love em!

  2. Liesa Says:

    Hmmm. Interesting tip about adding a touch of water. Maybe our Adams 100% Natural peanut butter is a bit too purist. Believe me, I have no complaints about your recipe as written, but heaven knows I’m open to experimentation:) Thanks again Melanie!!!

  3. Debbye cannon Says:

    I’ve just discovered powdered peanut butter. Nearly zero fat!

  4. Liesa Says:

    Oh my goodness! That sounds pretty amazing. If you try using it for this recipe, please let me know! Thanks Debbye:)

  5. Amy Says:

    Made these today. Super easy, super fast,and super tasty!

  6. Liesa Says:

    That’s great Amy! So glad that you enjoyed them:)

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