When you realize that the jar of peanut butter on your desk expires in nine days, the best thing to do is to drop everything and make peanut butter cookies in the office. Your coworkers will love you (for a few minutes, at least).
I didn’t take pictures of the cookies because I was making them during a meeting, and I had to leave immediately afterward to go pay my rent, but they look kind of like this:
1 1/2 c sugar
1 c peanut butter (we had crunchy)
1/2 c flour
Beat the egg and sugar together, then mix in the peanut butter. When it’s thoroughly combined, mix in the flour. (Combine that thoroughly too.)
Line two baking sheets with parchment and scoop out the cookies. They won’t spread much. Make them kinda thick.
Remember to press the telltale crosshatch pattern into the tops with a fork! It’s what gives them that special peanut flavor.
Bake at 400º for 8 minutes. They will be nice and soft in the center.
Makes about 20.