November 19, 2012

the easiest peanut butter cookies

You guys, these cookies are dangerously easy to make! I only had a few minutes to whip together a treat for a church event the other night and these took seriously 30 minutes total (including washing the dishes). Make these. Just do it.
1 cup peanut butter*
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (optional, see note)
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg with the vanilla lightly with a fork. Stir in peanut butter, sugar and flour (if using) until combined. Add chocolate chips and lightly stir until evenly distributed.

Scoop small spoonfuls (about the size of a ping-pong ball) into your hand and roll softly. Place on a greased cookie sheet and press down lightly with a fork dipped in sugar. You can criss-cross it, if you like. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 2 dozen small cookies.
Note: I only buy Trader Joe's creamy salted peanut butter, cause it's real peanut butter and it's the BEST (and that's a fact). If you buy Jif or Skippy or something like that, I would consider not adding the flour. It's up to you but I think it will likely change the texture of the dough.

1 comment:

  1. I have a recipe that is nearly identical except that it calls for 1/2 of the sugar to be brown, and no flour, so I guess it's assuming you will use Jif or something. I've never made it with natural PB cuz I didn't know you could add a little flour! I'm going to try that next time!


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