Peanut butter cookies

Living in Korea means that you have adopt and adapt to new things.  This was not always easy for me but after four years I feel as though I have mastered it, well…Almost!

During my first year it was difficult to find products I would normally find back in South Africa and the Korean brands didn’t have that comforting taste of home.  Then, one day, I discovered Costco.  Everything I could wish for was under one roof. If you’re familiar with Costco you will know that everything is sold in bulk and are packed to feed a family.  For a single person this is not ideal; however, when you have to have something you will make that purchase no matter what.  Which brings me to the huge jar of Skippy peanut butter that is currently sitting in my cupboard.


Even though I’ve eaten a lot of it, the contents don’t appear to be decreasing.  This inspired me to look for recipes that require peanut butter, one being the smoothie I wrote about.  My search continued and I stumbled upon an insanely easy recipe, which asked for the fewest ingredients .  These cookies were originally made by Paula Deen (I know what you’re thinking, it’s probably filled with a ton of butter), but it’s not.  I was really skeptical when I saw the recipe because it only asked for three ingredients and NO FLOUR (Whhaattt?!?). Yes, No flour.  A friend said that she had tried them but they did not turn out quite right.  I was still curious, so I decided to try it for myself.

I made minor changers to the original because I didn’t want them to be too sweet and I added vanilla extract.

Here are the ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sugar (original asks for 1 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (not in original)

Method: Whisk the egg, sugar and vanilla together.  Add in your peanut butter.  You should end up with a soft dough.  Scoop a tablespoon full at a time onto a greased baking sheet. Flatten with a fork and bake for 10 minutes at 175 degrees (350 F).

If you want, you may add a chocolate chip, or a Hershey kiss to your cookie.  Place the chocolate on the cookies as soon as you remove them from the over. Allow to cool and enjoy with a glass of milk.