Peanut Butter Cookie Pudding

In case you aren’t up to date, today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!  That’s right, a whole day dedicated to a cookie.  I’m not sure who makes up these fun food holidays, but my taste buds thank them profusely.  Now, I used to not be a big fan of peanut butter cookies, until I came across a recipe years ago that had 4 simple ingredients: peanut butter, egg, sugar and baking soda.  The lack of flour really allowed the peanut butter flavor to shine through.  While the original recipe was a bit too sweet and resulted in a crunchy and very crumbly cookie, a bit of tweaking brought about a balanced cookie that was crispy on the outside but still soft in the middle; perfect for celebrating today with!  But why stop with just a simple cookie recipe?  Why not layer it with bananas and chocolate pudding and top it off with whipped cream?  I mean, if you are going to celebrate a NATIONAL holiday, you might as well do it right!

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