11.03.2013

Fast No-Eggs Peanut Butter Cookies

It's late and my husband had a cookie craving. We're all out of chocolate chips but have baker's chocolate. I know, it's the same. So there goes the idea for chocolate chip cookies. But oh! we have peanut butter! but no eggs. So here's our go at pj cookies with no eggs...

batch #2 (see "final thoughts" below)


Ingredients


1 cup salted butter (that's 2 sticks)
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup milk*
1 tbsp vanilla
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup peanut butter*
bakers chocolate* grated (optional)


Tip: I only eat Adams peanut butter because it's the best! It's all natural and comes in crunchy and smooth. I used the smooth and believe Adams is the secret to excellent pj cookies. 

I also used skim milk for this recipe because that's all I had. I don't imagine it would make too much of a difference which fat content you use. 

 I decided to grate in some bakers chocolate to see if we could even taste it. Guess we'll see!

 Directions 


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 

2. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients.

Mix well!


3. Spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake on middle rack for 7-8 minutes. You can use a fork to pat them down and to make that criss cross mark. I just used my hands to press down to save time.

ready for the oven!


4. Let cool and enjoy! 


There were 2 casualties before this photo...


They came out really thin.


Final Thoughts  

These came out really thin. They bled out quite a bit so next time. For the photo at the very top of this page, I left the dough as little balls. They came out thicker. Once the cookies cooled, they were slightly crunchy - reminding me of the texture of gingersnaps but less 'snappy'.

The cookies aren't bad and definitely are peanut buttery. My other pj cookie recipe with eggs is better, I think. But this will hit the spot if you're craving late night cookies or are too lazy to go to the store like us. 

Just in case anyone's wondering, I didn't taste any of the bakers chocolate. So don't bother with it.