Did you know that yesterday was National Cookie Day? I didn’t until my partner emailed me at around lunchtime to let me know. (The subject line of his email was “Important Announcement” so you get a sense of how seriously we take cookies in this household).
I wasn’t prepared for National Cookie Day. I hadn’t thought about making cookies in a while. I wasn’t sure what I had in the cupboard. But then I remembered: the world’s easiest cookie recipe.
It also happens to probably be the world’s cheapest cookie recipe.* And, I’d bet money on the majority of people already having the ingredients in their cupboard right now. And, they’re gluten-free!
(*Disclaimer: This is unconfirmed. Further cookie testing may be required)
That’s right folks. In about 15 minutes and with almost no effort, you could have a batch of delicious cookies.
I have no idea where I first learned this recipe, but I certainly can’t take credit for its genius. I can only offer it in the spirit of paying it forward.
Yields 12 cookies
1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Mix ingredients in a large bowl until the dough is smooth
- Using a tablespoon, separate the dough into 12 equal size portions on a lined baking sheet
- Roll the dough into balls, and then press down with a fork to flatten the cookie and get your lattice effect
- Bake cookies for 15 minutes. When you remove from oven, let them cool on a wire rack.
And yep, that’s it. Nothing more complicated than that. The next time you’re craving a cookie – you could have some in under half an hour? You forgot to organize something to bring to a party you’re going to? No problem, these are definite crowd pleasers. And if you only just found out about a national-baked-good-related-holiday? Total lifesaver.