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The Recipe for Those Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies

Here’s the really simple recipe for the peanut butter cookies I briefly fretted over last night. I believe I got it out of a Weight Watchers magazine, but I’ve been making them by heart, so the proportions may be off from the original.

Quick Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar plus extra for dusting
About 2 Tbsp flour
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. Add a little more powdered sugar if the mix is too soft, but be careful not to make it too crumbly.

Roll about a teaspoon at a time into small balls (I can fit about 16 on a regular baking sheet) and flatten gently with your thumb or a fork. Bake for 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and let them sit on a baking sheet for about two minutes. Place on wire racks to finish cooling.

Nightmare Visions While Making Peanut Butter Cookies

I wanted to make something pretty simple for an office potluck we were going to have today, and, owing to an after-dinner sweet hankering decided on some quick little peanut butter cookies.

But as I was dropping the peanut butter into the bowl, I had this brief vision of causing the whole news staff to call in sick with salmonella. It would be all my fault that we’d have no local news in the paper (insert snide reader comment here), and I’d have to relinquish the food blog and be banned from ever sharing food again.

So, I felt the need to go look up my peanut butter to make sure it wasn’t on the peanut recall list, and thought I’d share where to find recalled products. The FDA has a searchable database of all recalled peanut butter products.

They even have a little widget you can post on your websites of blogs, like I’ve done below. Continue reading