The Quintessential Peanut Butter Cookie
From Julie Van Rosendaal
This is both the simplest and the most delicious peanut butter cookie you’ll ever eat. It doesn’t contain flour, so there’s nothing to dilute its peanut buttery flavour. Three ingredients produce a velvety, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
1 - 1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar (white, brown or half and half)
1 large egg white
Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium bowl, stir together the peanut butter, sugar and egg white; the mixture will be pasty at first, but the more you stir the thicker it will become. Stir until well blended and thick enough to roll into balls. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place an inch or two apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Press down on each cookie with the tines of a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, or until just set and pale golden around the edges. With a thin spatula, transfer them to a wire rack to cool.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.