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While everyone else in the world it seems thinks that FALL = PUMPKIN FLAVORS IN EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING, in my family when the calendar flips to the cooler weather it means a) we can finally turn the oven on!!!! and b) that means cookies.  Peanut butter cookies.  This is a family recipe that is probably the easiest thing in the world to do and bake. Hockey fans will love to have these at their game day parties.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 egg
  • half a jar of peanut butter
  • 1 cup of sugar (or less depending on how much sugar you can have/like)

Directions:

  • combine all the ingredients until everything is mixed well
  • use a ice cream scoop (so that everything will be even) to make the cookies
  • flatten with your fork, making criss-crosses
  • cook for 8-10 minutes at 375°F
  • Cool on the baking sheets for a minute and then transfer to rack to cool completely

 

I like this recipe better then other ones I’ve seen on the internet for a lot of reasons — the biggest being that unlike making homemade chocolate chip cookies or others, you don’t have to touch the batter (and if you do, it’s smooth enough that it doesn’t stick to your fingers).  As someone with Aspergers, one thing that makes me cranky is touching items that are sticky or gross or wet feeling (there is actually a pretty full list of things that I hate regarding touch, but those are the big ticket items).  Plus, a lot of the other online recipes put wayyyyyy too much stuff into the cookies, like butter, salt, baking powder, etc. or that you need to make the dough and then refrigerate it for an hour.  Uhh, why???

This is quick, easy and as “healthy” as eating an entire tray of cookies in one sitting can be.

Born and raised around the swamps of Northern New Jersey, 6 minutes away from East Rutherford and 11 minutes away from Newark (all with no traffic, of course), she is a giant New Jersey Devils fan whose greatest pieces of hockey memorabilia include a Patrik Elias Team Czech #25 shirsey, a Theo Fleury Calgary Flames action figure and a signed picture of Kevin Weekes smiling for the camera. She learned a long time ago that every Devils player that isn't Patrik Elias who she loves will probably be traded away, sent to Russia or just never get a call from Uncle Lou during contract negotiations and she has learned, after drinking a lot of Kool-Aid, that that is okay sometimes because Uncle Lou will always bring them back for the last year or so of their hockey life. Speaking of, she is also been one of the few women in the Bobby Holik Appreciation Fan Club since 1996 or so.

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