Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

After so many failed attempts at baking, I've decided to turn the kitchen over to 3-year old Alex. I pre-measured everything and then let her make the Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies.

First she poured 1 cup of sugar into a bowl.

To that, she added 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla.

She then whipped it all up with a hand mixer. . .

. . . until nice and creamy. Then she added 1 cup of smooth Peanut Butter.
Mixed it all up and then. . .

. . . placed the entire mixture into the fridge for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes in the fridge, Alex took heaping spoonfuls of dough and formed into balls.

Then using a fork, she pressed down on the round dough making cross marks.

I had to step-in at this point just to put the cookie sheet into the 350 degree oven. And after only 12 to 15 minutes of baking. . .

. . . we were munching on these yummy cookies.

While I wish I could say that my little Alex is far above better than any other child on the planet at baking cookies I'd be telling a tall tale. The truth of the matter is -- any child can do this. Isn't that super fantastic??

Finally, cookies that taste great. Thanks Alejandra!!!
Mom's Big Book of Cookies, 200 Family Favorites You'll Love Making And Your Kids Will Love Eating, by Lauren Chattman. 


  1. Loved this posting, especially her making the cookies in her tutu. Big huggs to the little baker. Hope to see you guys soon, it's been to long again.

  2. those look delicious, and alex looks so sweet baking in her tutu.

  3. This is great! Charlie just made a batch and is patiently waiting for them to bake. I am guessing they won't last an hour in this house!

  4. Andrea, how did Charlie's cookies come out??