- without butter and without flour:
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky
1 cup sugar, granulated or brown
1 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350°F. grease baking sheets, or use parchment paper or Silpat sheet
Beat together peanut butter and sugar until fluffy. in another bowl lightly beat egg and then beat into peanut butter mixture with baking soda until combined well.
Roll teaspoons of dough into balls and space 3 inches apart on baking sheets.
Flatten balls with a fork in a criss-cross pattern. Dip fork in sugar.
Bake until puffed and golden about 7 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for a few minutes and then move to rack to finish cooling.
I admit to being the pickiest cookie baker and thought this recipe seemed too simple but it caught my eye. I just made them and they're amazing. They came together in less than three minutes (I started when my corn bread had 3 minutes left), heavy peanut butter taste, some chew, nice and tall cookies. I didn't flatten the balls, just scooped them and left them. Next time, I think I'll cut the sugar and go w/ just over 1/2 cup brown sugar and see how they are. And, I'll dip them in chocolate after baked. Even the cookie dough is good. Thanks!
May I ask why?
Most peanut butter cookies do not have oil -- some will have some butter or shortening but it certainly isn't essential, nor required.
Usually the essentials are egg, peanut butter, sugar (brown or white), and depending on your preferences there maybe flour, vanilla, baking powder and soda, and salt.