Wednesday, January 30, 2013

3 ingredient birthing cookies

Way back when I was preparing for the business of birthing Naomi, Mike and I attended a weekly Bradley birthing method class, I may have mentioned it before.

We learned a lot in that class, relaxation breathing methods, to never ever get an epidural, that c-sections are the greatest of all evils and doctors are out to cut you open every chance they get and lots of other fun stuff**.

But I think looking back that the best thing that I learned in the class was how to make 3 ingredient peanut butter cookies. And we all know I love recipes with as few ingredients as possible.

We made some friends in the class too- the 2nd best thing about it- one of those friends brought these cookies to one of the meetings (because we had snack time every week, 3rd best thing) and I have never forgotten the recipe, partially because she wrote it down and it is still in my recipe box, but also because I love them, so so much.

I made them today and did a bit of a modified version that I give to you now.

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies:

  1. 1 cup peanut butter
  2. 1 cup powdered sugar
  3. 2 egg whites

Blend and bake @ 350 for 6-8 minutes and DO NOT over bake. Makes about 12 cookies.

The time that my friend made these she used all natural peanut butter with the oil on top and that was great too if that's what you're into. Also, the recipe calls for regular sugar and 1 whole egg. When I made them I cut the recipe in half, used a little less powdered sugar and only 1 egg white for the healf recipe. You can used regular or powdered sugar- pick your poison, although it will change the consistency of the cookie, it tastes great either way. You can either use 2 egg whites or one whole egg, again do what feels right.

Just make sure you enjoy them, that's the most important thing.

**I kid about the class, but it really was a great learning experience and gave lots of great tips for natural birthing, which have come in very handy for us.


  1. We are taking a Bradley class right now. Although we don't have snack time... lame.

    I made these cookies when I was on my low-iodine diet and they were SO GOOD!! I made everyone try them because I couldn't believe my low-iodine snack was so good. :)

    But seriously... I never know that episiotomies were so evil. :)

    1. We didn't have snack time during our Bradley class either!! What the heck!?! Missed out...

  2. These sound so yummy! I can't wait to try them. How many cookies does it make?

  3. Ok first of all I am making those cookies ASAP. 2nd. I definitely have a blogpost in me about our experience at a Bradley birth class. Wow. You just opened my memories.. Did your class involve the 80s video of the New Jersey couple? Scarring.

  4. Oh yummy! Gonna have to pin this for a rainy day!!

  5. We are absolute peanut butter hounds around here!! With 5 boys, do you have any idea how much we go through in one week, let alone one year?? Cookie recipe is copied and will be baked tomorrow!! Thank you for sharing, and I just realized that I am on your list of blogs - I cannot say how much I am touched by your thoughtfulness. Thank you! :)

  6. Ha! Taking the Bradley class right now, although our instructor is a fruit and pretzel kind of gal. Maybe I'll sneak these cookies in to a future class...

  7. I am so on making these cookies as soon as humanly possible.. gracias!

  8. Have to say, when I read the title, I was all, "Cookies can make me go into labor!?!?!?! YES!!!!"

    But I still wasn't that disappointed. ; )

  9. So I woke up to nasty snow and I'm kind of afraid to get out to the store now. And we pretty much have no food in the house. And we just used up the jar of peanut butter yesterday.

    BUT - I just remembered my mom left a giant bag of tiny little peanut butter packs. So I'm probably going to open like 50 and scoop out the 1 teaspoon enclosed in each and see if I can make these for the girls so that we don't starve to death today.

    So many mom of the year moments this week.