First step: I found the easiest recipe ever. Bonus: it's made with tons of peanut butter, which my friend loves.
Second step: Buy ingredients. I thought that organic, all-natural peanut butter would be best. I was wrong. Here's why:
Third step: First batch. So runny, oil actually spilled off the cookie sheet onto the floor when I took the cookies out of the oven.
Fourth step: Running to CVS for Jif Crunchy Peanut Butter.
Fifth step: Perfection! Well, almost. The holes I made for the preserves were too deep and the jelly seeped through one or two of the cookies. I must try again.
But I admit I am sick of the process now. It took me more than two hours to whip up these two batches yesterday. (Yes, I know it's pathetic. One person commented of the recipe that her 7 year old daughter makes these cookies all by herself. Gulp.) And I am beyond disgusted by the thought of peanut butter and sugar right now. Maybe I'll experiment more later today, but not now.