April 19, 2024

"Peanut butter cookies made with only a few ingredients cater perfectly to a college student with an appetite for a sweet treat on a budget. The “Impossible Peanut Butter Cookies” require sugar, eggs and peanut butter." Photo by Fletcher Perkins

The sweet smell of peanut butter wafted through the apartment as the oven’s temperature rose and the cookies began to bake to a golden perfection.

As a college student, it can sometimes be difficult to collect the numerous amount of ingredients it takes to bake. There usually needs to be flour, butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. It can also become expensive.

However, when I came across the recipe for the “Impossible Peanut Butter Cookies” online, I knew I had found a gem.

It happened one night when unusually, homework had ceased to matter, the roommates were temporarily detained and there was nothing to watch on the television. Boredom had set in and was taking over my night.

I had noticed earlier in the day that we had scarce amounts of anything in the pantry, save for a couple jars of peanut butter, a box of sugar and some other random things we had yet to eat.

I raced to the World Wide Web, researched what I could do with my few lonely ingredients and found the perfect cookie recipe that met my sugar-craving needs.

The impossible peanut butter cookies require three ingredients: peanut butter, sugar and an egg. They smell, taste and look exactly the same as your mom’s homemade cookies but on a college students’ budget.

I made about two dozen cookies with the recipe. My roommates were thrilled.

“How in the world are you making peanut butter cookies right now?” one of them asked me incredulously.

I explained how cheap and easy it was to make them, and my roommates’ day was made, according to them.

Recipe courtesy of www.food.com

Here is all you will need to replicate these delicious treats:
1 cup peanut butter (your choice, smooth or chunky)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg

1. Mix peanut butter, sugar and egg together until smooth.
2. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet two inches apart. If desired, roll in extra sugar before placing on cookie sheet.
3. Press with fork; press again in opposite direction.
4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
5. Do not brown; do not overbake.

If you want an equally simple recipe or if you, too, become too bored for your own good one night, then visit www.food.com and search for easy recipies with few ingredients and make your roommates happy.

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