Saturday, December 3, 2011

Day 3: Peanut Butter Cookies

Day 3: Paula's Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies are a favorite of some of my friends; I turned to the queen of anything with the word "butter" in it for this recipe.

1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
1 cup sugar 1 1/3 cup sugar replacement (recommended: Splenda)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a large baking sheet or line the baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.  In a mixing bowl, beat together the egg, peanut butter, vanilla, and sugar until a dough forms.  Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts.  Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet.  With a fork, dipped in sugar or splenda to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie.  Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar or Splenda.
Cool slightly before removing from pan.  A thin metal spatula will work best.

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