Saturday, January 19, 2013

Taking Time and Quick Peanut Butter Cookies!

Four ingredient, flourless, fast and easy peanut butter cookies!

Oh, my, we're mid-January!  That's why this post is about taking time. As creative people we tend to forget that everything about our writing life takes time, often more time than we think. After all, aren't we doing what we love? Shouldn't it be easy and quick? Then, when it takes more time we beat up on ourselves. Which of course takes more time!

My suggestion is to give ourselves a break, which will take less time. Everyone is different, especially when it comes to being creative. Or as my mother always said, "It takes the time it takes."

So take time.

And in honor of her wise words here's a quick and easy recipe to make and eat for some more creative energy!

1 cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky with no sugar added
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream together all ingredients until well mixed. Use a tablespoon to scoop round and place on cookie sheet (these cookies don't puff up much).  Cross hatch on top, flattening slightly.
 Bake 350 degrees at around 10 minutes.

Variations (pictured above):
Press peanut halves into dough before baking or mini chocolate chips or both--yum!


Carol Kilgore said...

Love peanut butter cookies :)

Meradeth Houston said...

I've tried this recipe--so tasty! And I completely agree with your take some time comment. We all need to do that more!

Conda Douglas said...

meradeth--this recipe is amazingly easy, isn't it? It saves time!