Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful moms that make this world go 'round!
This past Sunday was an amazing time as we shared in celebrating my mom by showering her with love, gifts, laughter, and of course, GREAT food. My dad like most, tended the grill, while my sisters and I dwelled inside sipping wine. Now I pretty much have one of those moms that is truly blessed not to necessarily need anything. However, her wants are a completely different thing. So when her sole request from me was to make her '...you know, those good ol' peanut butter cookies that you whip up so quick', how could I say no? She was referring to my deliciously rich 11 Minute Best Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.
Now the story behind this cookie is literally 30 years old! It derives from my very first structured cooking class at the age of 12. You know, essentially everyones first cooking class....Home Economics 101, lol! I'll never forget the day our teachers, Mrs. Pugh and Mrs. Bowen, told us we were going to learn the best and easiest recipe for the most perfect peanut butter cookies. I was far more interested in class this week than the previous week when we were sewing together polka dot short-sets, ha! It was pretty hard to believe that I could literally count the ingredients on one hand and that they would be done baking after only a few minutes. I mean think about it, our classes lasted only 40 minutes. Within that time we calmed down after the last class bell, got in our groups, gathered the ingredients, made the dough, placed dough balls on the cookie sheet, baked them, let them cool while we cleaned up our stations, and finally took a few minutes to devour the fruits of our labor before class ended, all within our 40 minute class period! And they were DELISH!
Now my mother is diabetic and one of the reasons why I do what I do with AC Art Of Food, and like most 'sweets' I make, I decrease the sugar wherever I can without sacrificing flavor. For this reason, I usually use only 1/2 cup of sugar. Over the past 3 decades I have altered the recipe a bit more here and there, adding a little of this, taking away a little of that, but nothing beats this original recipe! So please enjoy this 11 Minute BEST Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, they are SOOOOOOO good!
Be sure to leave a comment below if you'd like to try this recipe for yourself! Or if you have a 'Best' cookie recipe with a great story to back it up!
11 Minute Best Peanut Butter Cookies
Pre-heat oven to 350