Peanut Butter Cookies are the new Prozac

January 6, 2010

…Need I say more?

Ok then.

Just thinking about these cookies gives me a pain in my left arm. I don’t know what I do with the amount of them that this yields. Throw a party and watch every slip into a butter-induced coma? On the flip-side, they are joy-making on a rainy evening. Especially with tea. Nom.

Martha Stewart’s recipe says you will need

  • 8 tbs unsalted butter (that’s tablespoon, not tubs)
  • 3/4 cups of peanut butter (you know you want it chunky)
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

(Obviously Lady Martha doesn’t eat too many of these or she wouldn’t recommend you chop up some dry roasted peanuts to sprinkle on top – she’d be lying in a cardiac ward waiting for liposuction. So I left that bit out.  Not because it will push us all over the flabby edge and into a world of arthritic, obesity-related pain. But because it’s gilding the lily)

Standard baking procedures apply:

Cream the butter, peanut butter and both sugar together ‘until light and fluffy’ then add the egg and vanilla and mix until throughly incorporated.

In another bowl sift the flour and baking soda together. Beat two mixtures together. This will form a dough which you can roll into balls and flatten with the ‘back of a fork’ (or a hammer)

Place on a baking sheet and pop in an oven at 350. Bake for about 20 mins.

Take out and remove to wire rack to cool.

Instantly begin picking at the one that fell apart when you slide it off the pan.

Finish it faster than you planned.

Walk away from the cooling cookies and check your phone for messages or other meaningless distraction.

Eye up the smallest, most runt-like cookie on the rack.

Look at the small, defenseless cookie.

See how easy it would be to separeate it from the pack.

Look down into your mug and note that there’s still a cookie’s worth of tea left too.

Makes sense doesn’t it.


Pretend like nothing happend.


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