This single serve peanut butter cookie is simple, easy, and a reasonable size. No need to practice self-restraint when you’re making only one!
I love single serve desserts – I have very little self-restraint with sweets, so any built in way to stop myself from inhaling 2/3 of a batch of cookies is a welcome help. Plus, if you’re making single serve desserts it means that every single time you make and eat one, it’s fresh baked and warm from the oven. Yes. Please. Peanut butter cookies are second in my life only to chocolate chip cookies (that will always and forever have my heart), so when one day the craving struck I found myself at a loss looking for a single serve peanut butter cookie. All the recipes I found either had a weird amount of ingredients or were ridiculously huge. Seriously, I don’t need to eat 1/4 of peanut butter right before bed, as much as I would like to. So I took a few different recipes and crafted my own reasonably sized one. I hope you enjoy it as much as I admittedly have been loving it!
Single Serve Peanut Butter Cookie
2 TBS peanut butter*
2 TBS brown sugar
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 TBS beaten egg**
Optional : 2-3 TBS mix-ins, see notes.
Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, silpat, or spray directly with nonstick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir until totally combined. If using, stir in mix-ins. Scoop batter onto the baking sheet and press down/even it out a bit. Bake 8-12 minutes until totally set and golden brown. Keep a very close eye on it. Once out, allow to remain on tray for 5 minutes before enjoying.
* I use natural peanut butter with no sugar added. Keep in mind that you may want to reduce the sugar a bit if you’re using pb with added sugar.
**If your measuring spoons don’t include 1/2 tablespoon, I find that scooping the beaten egg up with a tablespoon never fills the entire thing and you’ll be left with about a half of a tablespoon. You can also do 1.5 teaspoons – it’s the same thing.
Mix-Ins Note: I’ve been digging normal chocolate chips, but I’ve also done a combo of white chocolate chips (dark chocolate would be great too!) and Craisins, sprinkles, chopped nuts.. whatever suits you! The pictures one is mini chips.
Oh, and did I mention it makes a perfect snack with a glass of milk?
Do you enjoy single serve desserts? What’s your favorite cookie? Let me know in the comments!
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