I love giving gifts from the kitchen, especially at the holidays. Before I had children, recipients included family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. After having children, the list grew to include teachers, coaches and Sunday school teachers to name a few. Fortunately, food truly is a one size fits all gift. You don't need to know the person's size or home decor or hobbies. Food is the one gift that's not likely to get shoved into the back of a closet!
This year, there are 24 people on my list. Since it's the holidays and the cookies are a gift, I want them to be special, but not time consuming like cut out cookies. This is when I make a cookie that is so simple it doesn't even have a name. In fact, it's a technique rather than an actual recipe! All you need are Ritz crackers, peanut butter, chocolate coating and, if desired, sprinkles. You can make as many or as few as you need.
Start by putting the peanut butter on half of the crackers. When you spread the peanut butter on the crackers, don't spread it all the way to the edge. If you do, the peanut butter will ooze out when you add the second cracker. If that happens, you can use a butter knife to go around the cracker and wipe off the excess peanut butter. Use the remaining crackers to sandwich the "cookies" together. To save time, you can assemble the crackers while the chocolate coating melts. Or, you can assemble the crackers the night before and store them in an airtight container.
I use this candy coating dipping set from Wilton when I coat the cookies. If you don't have the set, you can use a dinner fork instead.