Are you ever in the mood for something sweet but as you look in the pantry, you're reminded that you just threw out all the good stuff so you could start your new "bikini diet"?
Oh wait, that's me.
Anyway... here's a recipe from Paula Deen that is simple and requires only four ingredients, most of which you already have at home. (And no, one of them is not a stick of butter!)
Magical Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy (I do 1/2 cup of each)
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet.
In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar replacement, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, dipped in sugar replacement to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar replacement. Cool slightly before removing from pan.
Yield: 18 cookies
Now go make yourself some, ya'll - but be warned... the magical thing about these cookies is how quickly they disappear!