Friday, December 3, 2010


First a few contest details, and then the easiest cookie recipe in the world.

We’re trying to post the BookEnds contest clues a little later in the day so folks in the western part of the U.S. will have more opportunity to participate. If you haven’t read Jessica Faust’s post for today, check it out here.

And the clue for today is: The name of this series is all about location, location, location. 


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Since Thanksgiving I haven’t been doing much baking, perhaps subconsciously trying to lighten up on the calorie front. But last night we wanted a little something after dinner so I threw together these cookies. My mom taught me to how to make them when I was a teenager. They’re fast, gluten-free, and only have three ingredients!


Thoroughly mix together 1 cup sugar, 1 cup chunky peanut butter, and 1 large egg. Roll into small balls. Put on cookie sheet and flatten with a fork. Sprinkle with a dash of salt, then bake 12 to 15 minutes at 350 degrees.

How easy is that?

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Sounds super easy, nutritious and yummy! The ingredients are easy enough to keep stocked, too especially in my pantry.

  2. Sounds wonderful. I love peanut butter cookies. And I have a friend whose daughter is on a gluten free diet. These would be great.

    Beverly AKA Bookwoman

  3. Is it salt you'd sprinkle them with or sugar??

  4. Linda, I'd forgotten about this recipe until we wanted something fast -- I think it would have taken longer to go to the grocery store.

    Beverly, I gave this recipe to a friend who suffers from celiac disease, and he loved it.

    Ann, you certainly could sprinkle them with sugar, but since they are already pretty sweet (especially if your peanut butter contains added sugar) I prefer a little kosher salt on top. There's something about sweet and salty and nutty that's downright heady.

  5. That definitely sounds quick and easy. I'll have to give it a try.

    Thoughts in Progress

  6. These are definitely the easiest cookies in the world.....and good, too!!

  7. I LOVE peanut butter cookies. I'm going to try these -- without the flour, they're also slightly lower carb than the regular recipe.