Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: The Treats Truck Baking Book Peanut Butter Cookies

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Treats Truck Baking Book Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s that time of year when everyone is on the lookout for unique holiday gifts to give family and friends.  Maybe you need an idea for the aunt that has everything.  Or maybe your looking for something for your favorite neighbor.  Whatever the situation I think the Treats Truck Baking Book by Kim Ima would be a good fit.

Ima is the creator of the Treats Truck; one of the first baking trucks in NYC.  She describes her goodies as “fun to eat and fun to bake” which shows in her new book.

The Treats Truck Baking Book includes recipes for old fashioned goodies like peanut butter cookies, caramel brownies and the original rice crispy square. Although the recipes aren’t anything a seasoned baker wouldn’t already know it does provide a fresh look at these yummy classics.  And for the novice among us this book makes baking easy; with detailed instructions and lots of tips.

I think The Treats Truck Baking Book would be great for anyone on your Holiday list. 

*****For your chance to win a copy of this whimsical little baking book all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite old school treat is. Deadline to comment is midnight EST 12/6/2012*****

Peanut Butter Cookies
(adapted from The Treats Truck)

2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups smooth peanut butter no sugar added
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup crushed roasted peanuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 325. Grease a baking sheet. In a small bowl combine the eggs and vanilla and set aside.  Place the peanut butter in a large bowl and pour in the egg/vanilla mixture. Stir with a sturdy spoon until combined.Add sugar and salt and mix well.

Scoop the dough with a spoon and roll it into balls with your hands. The size is up to you; depending on the size of the cookie you want.  The dough will not spread. Place the balls about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Slightly flatten and top with crushed peanuts if you desire.

Bake for about 10 minutes or until centers look as light and baked as the edges. Cool completely before removing from the pan. 


  1. I'm a sucker for the gold old classic rice krispie treat squares. Butter, marshmallows, and rice cereal. Doesn't need anything else!

  2. Oatmeal raisin cookies. Soft and chewy. No weirdnesses needed. Not even any icing.

  3. What a great cookie!

    I always loved brownies when I was in school!


  4. My favorite old school treat is right above this comment box...your peanut butter cookies (kept looking for the butter..but since it isn't there, I'm even more curious to try them). Loved them since I was a tot, and it never ebbed, not even a little bit. I love the roasted peanuts in these!

  5. Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  6. My mom always made us oatmeal cookie faces with raisin eyes, a cherry mouth, and coconut hair! Now that she's gone, the smell of oatmeal cookies baking in the oven reminds me of her!

  7. They look lovely- think I'd add choc somewhere!!

  8. My favorite old school treat is chocolate chip cookies but these peanut butter cookies look great!

  9. Oh I would love one of these for my afternoon snack today! This peanut butter cookie looks too good, my friend. I hope you have a wonderful day and a restful weekend. Love from Austin.

  10. Brownies, brownies and more brownies!

  11. My favorite treat are Brownies Cockaigne from the Joy of Cooking

  12. Love how simple this recipe is... but, then pb cookies are best when kept simple. :) I'm a huge fan of a dense, rich fudgey brownie... or anything chocolate!

  13. Favorite - the peanut butter blossoms - easy and everyone loves them.

  14. My favorite old school treats are oatmeal cookies--not oatmeal raisin, just plain oatmeal. My grandma always had a batch of big, soft oatmeal cookies hanging around waiting for me when I would come over to her house. Delicious with a glass of milk!

  15. My grandma always made these peanut cookies and they are one of my favorites!

  16. Oatmeal cookies with M&Ms are the BEST! :) My mom only baked them on special occasions and it was something to look forward to each time she baked them!