And sometimes, you feel like a peanut. A peanut butter cookie, to be more specific. Announcements of new national food “holidays” seem to be getting a bit out of control lately, but this one, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, gets an easy thumbs up from me. Such a classic treat yet so terribly underappreciated, I’m glad this snack time staple is finally getting a moment in the spotlight. Chewy, crunchy, crispy, creamy, chocolatey, salty, spicy, or even savory, there’s no possible way to go wrong when concocting your own. As a peanut butter lover, I have a considerable cache of recipe options myself.
In a rare doubleheader recipe post, I’ve offered contrasting approaches to the same nutty morsel: a buttery, chocolate-flecked shortbread and thick, bakery-style crosshatched beauties
Way back in 2009, I devised a way to get the maximum peanut flavor out of a minimum of ingredients and effort. Thus, the easiest cookie ever was born! You probably have all of the components in your pantry right now, just waiting to join forces and create instant sweet tooth gratification. 1-2-3 Peanut Butter Cookies are a fool-proof option for both the baker and the eater.
If you’re in the mood for a dessert with a bit of bonus protein and fiber, look no further than these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (but PLEASE do look beyond those dreadful old photos.) Red lentils add an unexpected nutrition boost without detracting from the peanut buttery goodness.
What’s your favorite type of peanut butter cookie? Do you have a secret formula, or trusted source? How are you celebrating today?
6 thoughts on “Sometimes, You Feel Like a Nut…”
Wow ! Wonderful collection of peanut butter cookies !! No doubt that you are a hardcore peanut butter lover. :)
You’ve reminded me it’s just good to go nuts sometimes. I don’t suppose you can post a few of these lovely cookies my way?!
Now that you mention it, these probably would ship pretty well, especially the shortbread cookies… ;)
Yum, yum, yum! I love peanut butter and peanu butter cookies. I guess I’ll have to do some baking soon. ;-) Thanks for the recipes.
You’ve got everybody covered with these recipes; I didn’t realize I was craving peanut butter cookies until now! Can you really make cookies with just three ingredients? I’ve got to try it.
Great collection of recipes and I can see them all being very popular in this house. Thanks!