Thursday, February 24, 2011

Two-Ingredient Cookies

When I saw this recipe online, it seemed like something that couldn't work. I mean, how can you possibly make cookies with two ingredients?

Okay, one of them is sort of a prepared ingredient. But it's not quite like making cookies with cookie dough and calling it a recipe. This is weirdly creative. And simple. And it uses Reese's peanut butter cups. Can't be bad, right?

The original recipe called for 24 "snack size" cups, but I had the larger ones, so it involved a little math. The snack size are .55 ounces, but the ones I had were .75 ounces, so I needed about 17 1/2. I didn't have quite that many, so used some other holiday-related Reese's items. Put them on the scale and got up to the 13(ish) ounces I needed.

Okay, so you know ingredient #1. Ingredient #2 is ... no, not flour. It's one egg. Yep. One little egg.

Here's how it works:

2-Ingredient Cookies

Preheat the oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Unwrap the peanut butter cups (about 13 ounces, total) and put them in the food processor. Blitz until they're demolished completely, the add one egg and pulse until it's all combined and it looks like dough.

Use a little scoop and put balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Flatten the balls to about 1/2 inch thick. They will spread more in baking. Sprinkle with a little sea salt it you like, or leave them plain.

Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes. Keep a close eye on them after 14 minutes. They go from underbaked to slightly singed in very little time. Let them cool slightly before moving to a rack to cool completely.


ellis said...

But are they good???

Donna Currie said...

Ellis, they were a little sweet for my taste, but everyone else gobbled them up.

Arm70 said...

I keep thinking about these Donna!

The Food Hunter said...

I'd try them

Cakewhiz said...

What an interesting recipe....i am going to pick up a bag of those reese candies tomorrow...hehe

Anonymous said...

I made these once for my boyfriend as he loves peanut butter and I love easy and we were both disappointed. Don't know what I did wrong!

leaf (the indolent cook) said...

I like the simplicity of these cookies!

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