I love that these cookies are both of those things (quick and easy, in case I lost you somewhere along the way), plus ridiculously tasty. And versatile, I'm thinking.
I found this via Pinterest (like most of the awesome things out there right now) at The Girl Who Ate Everything. The only change I've made is to use dark chocolate chips in place of the milk chocolate ones she calls for. (That way it reminds me of Trader Joe's Dark Chocolate PB Cups!)
There are 5 ingredients (yup, that's it), no flour, no creaming... Have I sold you on this yet?
Easiest Ever PB Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 c. chocolate chips
Dump all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix until well combined. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350º for 9 minutes. Let cool on pan for a minute or two before transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Devour.
If you'd like to guild the lily a bit (and sometimes I do), you can add a splash of vanilla (say 1/2 tsp.) and/or mix in some pretzel pieces (Oh, yes. I went there.) And a sprinkle of sea salt on top wouldn't be a bad idea at all.
|With pretzel pieces!|
This recipe has clearly sparked some creativity in me. Give it a try and see if it does the same for you!