Monday, November 29, 2010

How to make a happy toddler. Easy flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.

So lately Kassidy has been just a wild and crazy kid in the evenings. Tonight was no different. So, in effort to CHANNEL some of that rambunctiousness I figured we could make some cookies together.

Step one to the "happy toddler". Assemble the child, cooking utinsils, and apron.
Note the wild and crazy hair to go with the semi-feral child.

Step two: attempt a small counting lesson by measuring 1 cup sugar, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 egg, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking soda.

Then I realize that wasn't much of a counting lesson. Oh well. Moving right along....

Step three in the taming of the tornado: Scooping out approximately 1 Tablespoon measurements and rolling them into balls and place onto a wax paper lined baking sheet.

It's amazing how the simple act of making and creating something together calms even the most rampant of tempests. I just LOVE that look of concentration as she tries SO hard to make her cookies. 

Next, bake on 350 for 8-9 minutes or until the cookies flatten and start to split. Once cooled. remove from the baking sheet and call the kiddo into the kitchen.

Cookies are created and memories made.

Recipe Breakdown:

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350. Blend all ingredients together and roll approximately 1 Tablespoon measurments into balls and place onto a wax paper lined baking sheet. Bake for approximately 8-9 minutes or until cookies flatten and start to split.


  1. Oh My Lands. That is the cutest post! Little Kass and her sweet little hands! I love this!!! Love, the ATNB of Mother of The Year Jill ;)

  2. I love these cookies. I have never put salt or baking soda in them. I'll have to try that and see what the difference its. I have however put chocolate chips in them. That was yummy.

  3. Youa re too sweet!!! I just LOVE my ATNB :) Thanks!!!

    Tara, the salt adds a bit of a "fuller" flavor and the soda lends a bit of lift to make the cookies a bit "lighter" :)