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662 clicks; posted to Food » on 26 Feb 2021 at 6:35 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-02-26 4:44:18 PM  
Too long, didn't knead
 
2021-02-26 7:11:47 PM  
That tons of CEO that took one swipe, less than a second to get through. The horror.
 
2021-02-26 7:57:31 PM  
That's not even remotely the simplest cookie recipe. The recipe for peanut butter cookies on the side of my peanut butter jar only has 3 ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, egg. The instructions are simply: combine, shape into balls, bake.
 
2021-02-26 8:02:28 PM  
If you use Chrome, install the Recipe Filter extension. It'll pop the recipe up so you don't have to scroll through 28 paragraphs to get to the good stuff. It isn't perfect, but it works on 85-90% of those sites.
 
2021-02-26 9:37:51 PM  

trialpha: That's not even remotely the simplest cookie recipe. The recipe for peanut butter cookies on the side of my peanut butter jar only has 3 ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, egg. The instructions are simply: combine, shape into balls, bake.


I've made those.  The recipe on our JIF jar is much more complicated and really not much better.
 
2021-02-26 10:04:31 PM  
Ain't reading through that for shortbread cookies.
 
2021-02-26 10:55:20 PM  

trialpha: That's not even remotely the simplest cookie recipe. The recipe for peanut butter cookies on the side of my peanut butter jar only has 3 ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, egg. The instructions are simply: combine, shape into balls, bake.


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2021-02-26 11:07:02 PM  

natazha: trialpha: That's not even remotely the simplest cookie recipe. The recipe for peanut butter cookies on the side of my peanut butter jar only has 3 ingredients: peanut butter, sugar, egg. The instructions are simply: combine, shape into balls, bake.

I've made those.  The recipe on our JIF jar is much more complicated and really not much better.


Brown sugar, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, flour, eggs, pb.

Made those last week. They were good. I've never had a bad peanut butter cookie though, so I'm sure you are correct. I even had a no sugar added one that tasted just fine.
 
2021-02-27 1:05:28 AM  
I'm having a hard time believing that anyone's made a really good PB cookie without flour. Guess I'm going to have to try trialpha's version with just egg as a binder. Sounds odd to me, but I'll give it a shot.

Tip: one of my favorite cookies is a white chocolate macadamia but macadamias are pretty expensive for more than an occasional batch. I get those half gallon sized mixed nut containers from Costco and substitute them for any recipe that asks for nuts. Doesn't seem to matter it always turns out all right.
 
2021-02-27 2:23:27 AM  

baxterdog: I'm having a hard time believing that anyone's made a really good PB cookie without flour. Guess I'm going to have to try trialpha's version with just egg as a binder. Sounds odd to me, but I'll give it a shot.

Tip: one of my favorite cookies is a white chocolate macadamia but macadamias are pretty expensive for more than an occasional batch. I get those half gallon sized mixed nut containers from Costco and substitute them for any recipe that asks for nuts. Doesn't seem to matter it always turns out all right.


Generally, sure - but watch out for texture issues depending on what you're making and how the cookies get cooked.  Sometimes the type matters or you end up with little pointy bits of death due to initial lower moisture content when they go in.  Or even weird over-hydrated higher moisture content nut pools of ick with weird textures.  Isn't every cookie, but sometimes it does matter.
 
2021-02-27 8:16:50 AM  

Whatthefark: If you use Chrome, install the Recipe Filter extension. It'll pop the recipe up so you don't have to scroll through 28 paragraphs to get to the good stuff. It isn't perfect, but it works on 85-90% of those sites.


outline-ify also works great - TFA, no ads no navbars no sidebars. I didn't even mind reading the history and some of their other interesting creative dishes.

ok, so thumbprint/birds-nest shortbread cookies. I like it. simple, delicious, homey/comforting, and best of all you can rope the kids into helping. I keep a jar of apricot jam in the house purely for making these.

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doesn't work for e.g. NYT. hit-or-miss on politico. still good on CNN, forbes, businessinsider, most other places but not all.
 
2021-02-27 8:18:50 AM  
There are lots of recipes online that don't have that 2,000-word intro.  You just can't find them by search because...
 
2021-02-27 8:26:14 AM  

baxterdog: I'm having a hard time believing that anyone's made a really good PB cookie without flour. Guess I'm going to have to try trialpha's version with just egg as a binder. Sounds odd to me, but I'll give it a shot.

Tip: one of my favorite cookies is a white chocolate macadamia but macadamias are pretty expensive for more than an occasional batch. I get those half gallon sized mixed nut containers from Costco and substitute them for any recipe that asks for nuts. Doesn't seem to matter it always turns out all right.


I recently ordered 2 different kinds of mixed-nut butter (traitor-joes; kirkland) from the hamazons, so I'll have to give trialpha's a try when those arrive.

otherwise the only thing we have in the house is PB2 (and also some cheap generic brand peanut flour) - those might work a little better in a no-flour recipe, I'm thinking. (there's probably even one right on the back of the PB2 bag/jar/whatever)
 
2021-02-27 9:01:17 AM  
In case anybody needs it and somehow can't find it otherwise, the full recipe is 1 cup Kraft brand smooth peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, one egg. Roll into 24 balls, flatten with fork, bake at 325F for 20 minutes.

I assume this works with any normal smooth peanut butter that's already got a ton of sugar in it, but no guarantees. I can't imagine it working with the organic/natural 100% peanuts only type.
 
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2021-02-27 9:38:13 PM  
Recipe seems decent and easy enough. I have some sour cherry jam and some strawberry rhubarb in the cupboard. If I get some things finished this weekend, I might try it.
 
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