The Weather Gods Have Been Appeased ...
I have been resisting the urge to make peanut butter cookies but today's rain wore me down.
They are stupidly simple, go together in a half a minute, and bake nearly as quickly. Twenty minutes, start to finish, assuming you're going to eat a few warm.
1 cup peanut butter (I use creamy Jif)
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dump everything into a bowl. Stir to combine. Portion* onto parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 350°F for 15 miuntes.** Cool five minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to a cooling rack.
* I use a two-tablespoon cookie scoop.
** Space the oven racks in the upper-third and lower-third positions; halfway through baking, rotate the sheets top to bottom and front to back.