Today is a snow day, hooray!
My daughter and I are drinking hot chocolate and making paper beads out of junk mail. And hey, it’s a perfect day for baking, but do we have everything we need to make cookies? I have zero motivation to shovel icy snowdrifts, and my sock monkey slippers are way too cozy, so forget a trip to the grocery store to pick up almonds or tahini butter.
A flip through my recipe cards reveals the perfect solution – chocolate chip cookies made with only four ingredients. Can you guess what they are?
I asked my daughter and she correctly guessed one of the correct ingredients. Then when she came up blank for the rest, she started calling out things like, “fairy dust!” “violets!” “rainbow powder!” As you can see, it gets pretty whimsical around here.
Here is the recipe for Four-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
2 large cage-free eggs, preferably from your local farmers market
2 cups (12-oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix peanut butter, sugar, and eggs with wooden spoon until blended. Add chocolate chips. Drop by round teaspoonfuls on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 8 minutes. Turn sheet in oven and bake another 2-4 minutes. Don’t burn them for heavens sake. Let the cookies cool a bit before removing them from the sheet.
They are delicious and golden brown – I would never guess they contained no flour or vanilla! Though my daughter did ask as she enjoyed them with a frosty glass of vanilla rice milk, “Are you sure these don’t have fairy dust in them?”
[This post was written by Kendra Holliday.]