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Happy Fancy Pants Tuesday!! This recipe has probably been around since the invention of peanut butter. They are a favorite in our household. We actually call them Scooby Snacks ’round here. When I first discovered them Trinity, who was 4 at the time, was obsessed with Scooby Doo. One very cold day I wanted an easy cooking project to do with her. Making cookies and snuggling in to watch Scooby together seemed a perfect cozy afternoon. I wanted Trin to be able to help but didn’t want to take all day and didn’t want to make an enormous mess of my kitchen. These fit the bill. You can find this recipe all over the internet. I don’t know who first invented it but I stumbled upon it on Allrecipes.

Lilly has now discovered Scooby,  frequently declaring: “I want skate park, Mommy!” Translation: “I want scary part!” The girl seems to like a good thrill.  She also likes making these cookies.

They are perfect for a Fancy Pants Tuesday activity. The girls can pretty much make them by themselves. They are also addictive…consider yourself warned!

Three Ingredient Cookies – aka Scooby Snacks

  • 1 cup peanut butter 
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Seeing as how the next steps are fairly complicated, I thought I would give a pictoral tutorial:

Stir ingredients together until smooth:

Contemplate the deliciousness of the mixture before you and exercise your will power not to eat it all on the spot:Daydream about the moment they will come out of the oven:Use an ice cream scoop (or spoon) to scoop the dough (and roll to shape if necessary) into balls:Roll in sugar:Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper: Smash expertly with a fork:Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes. They should be soft and just barely brown on the bottom:Enjoy the fruits of your labor!Or use it to fuel your next important activity of the day: