Day 16 ~ 200 Words

English: Peanut butter cookie with a chocolate...

English: Peanut butter cookie with a chocolate chip smiley face (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When my brother sent me the obituary for the Pillsbury Doughboy, (Day 5) I wept, as he was my hero. He helped me through so many trying times.  When in the depths of despair that there was no dessert for lunches I would discover a package of his chocolate chip cookies hidden in the crisper. I had to hide the dough because my sons would find it and eat it raw before I got a chance to turn it into cookies.

On occasion, I do bake from scratch, and today I am going to share one of my favourite recipes for cookies. It has three ingredients, but because I like to get fancy, I add a fourth. I found it on the back of a Kraft peanut butter jar. It is my go to when the Pillsbury Doughboy dough gets eaten before I have a chance to turn it into a culinary pleasure.

pillsbury doughboy

pillsbury doughboy (Photo credit: johnnyvintage)

You need one cup of Kraft peanut butter, one egg and ½ cup of sugar. You mix these together along with my magic ingredient: chocolate chips, roll them into balls and flatten them with a fork. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees and voilà: homemade cookies that will amaze your family! (Or, at least my family.)

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  1. I really need to start cooking again – thanks for inspiring me!

    • start off slowly – this is recipe is great for that

      • okay – i will take your word for it!

  2. Nice recipe. seems to be good and uncomplicated 🙂

  3. tastes good too – but it needs the choc chips

  4. The kitchen doesn’t let me cook. But – sometimes – I sneak in & get some baking in there. PB cookies with chocolate chips sound yummy. Will have to makes these. I know everyone here will love them.

    • they are easy and good – why doesn’t the kitchen let you cook? I wish my kitchen did not let me cook.

  5. YUM Lou! Maybe we’ll get to try some at the next writer’s group? CONGRATS on YOUR 100TH POST! I am SO Impressed!

    • you never know, I may just bake up a storm
      – thanks for the congrats – it is not as easy as it looks

  6. Mmmm these cookies sound good!

  7. I don’t bake much but that looks pretty simple…I’m going to keep the recipe and try it…Diane..

    • I don’t bake much either – it is fool proof but it needs the chocolate chips

  8. Any chance this recipe would work in….. say a microwave or something? I don’t have an oven in my house and now I’m craving chocolate chip cookies.

    • I love my microwave but am not sure the cookies will survive in one. I see I have to find a good and simple microwave recipe.

      • Haha if you manage to find one, that would be greatly appreciated! 😉

  9. I love recipes with only a few ingredients so will definately try this one!

  10. The smiley face cookie looks like it’s got some fangs 🙂

  11. maybe it is a vampire cookie

  12. For a peanut butter junkie, these cookies fit the bill!

    • I made these for you when you stayed at the cottage in Kingsville–remember? I know that you are a peanut butter junky.

  13. I am going to have to try this recipe. It is gluten free, which is fabulous!!

  14. did you forget the flour or is there no flour? If not, I’ve gotta try these!

  15. Sounds delish. And so easy, even I can bake them? I’m sold. My kids would love them.

  16. That’s quick! Ha, what a way to surprise the man, considering he thinks i just lack all cooking and baking qualities! 🙂 Thank you!

    • It is super easy – I really do lack cooking and baking skills – I am a “make do” kind of cook


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