Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Poor College Students Peanut Butter Cookies

There is one certain moment while in college I will never forget. As I was sorting out my laundry one afternoon a quarter fell onto the floor from my pants pocket. I remember having such a sigh of relief considering that that one quarter was half of a candy bar, a bag of chips or a soda. (Yes, vending machines only charged 50 cents at that time!) It was in that moment that I realized I was a very poor college student and had a great appreciation for what little money I had.

Being a poor college student did not deter me from sweet satisfaction though. My roommate and I made these peanut butter cookies often as they are common pantry ingredients that anybody (even poor college students) have on hand. They are chewy, crumbly and peanut buttery and I still find myself making them when I need a quick fix.

I only see it fitting to share this recipe now during a time where America's economy is faltering. I believe even in hard times such as these everyone deserves some type of sweet satisfaction.

The Poor College Students Peanut Butter Cookies
makes 1 1/2 dozen
1 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar, plus more for sprinkling
1 egg
drizzle of honey (optional)

Preheat oven to 350

Add all ingredients into a bowl and stir until mixture stiffens a bit. Drop by rounded tablespoons full onto parchment covered or pan sprayed cookie sheet (about two inches apart). With tines of fork create a traditional crosshatch. Sprinkle with additional sugar.

Bake for 8-10 minutes.


Heather said...

mmmm. those sound so peanut-buttery and delicious!!

Jessica said...

Believe me these cookies are delish! I could probably eat a whole batch in one sitting. I just wish there was a three ingredient recipe for chocolate chip cookies! Actually I'm probably better off that there isn't ;)