Friday, April 23, 2010

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Need delicious dough and a cookie with rich, buttery, crispy edges and a chewy interior?  Something perfect for when the kids walk in the door from school or for making with a bored preschooler?  This is your cookie.

Prep Time: 10 min.
Baking Time: 7-9 min.
Total Time: 20-30 min.
Makes ~2 dozen

What You Need:
1 Cup peanut butter
1 Cup sugar
1 egg
3 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 Cup flour
2 Tbsp. extra sugar

What You Use:
mixing bowl (or stand mixer)
parchment paper
spoon or small scoop for dropping cookies on sheet
small plate
baking sheet

What You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Tear off a sheet of parchment paper that fits your pan.
3. Cream the peanut butter and 1 Cup sugar.
4. Thoroughly blend in egg, milk, vanilla.
5. Add salt and baking soda.  Mix well.
6. Gently stir in flour - do not over mix or you'll have a tough cookie.  hahahaha
7. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto baking sheet, 2" apart.
8. Pour 2 Tbsp sugar on small plate.
9. Dip fork into sugar, than smoosh it down onto one mound of cookie dough.  Lift off fork and dip back in sugar, repeat, making a criss-cross shape on the cookie.  Repeat on all the cookies.
10. Bake for 7-9 minutes or just until cookies are starting to brown.
11. Cool for a couple minutes, then eat!
12. Makes 2 dozen.  It's more like 1 dozen for us.  The dough tastes so good we only have enough left for 1 dozen cookies.

Who wants pics for a how-to?  Do they actually help you?  Please post a comment and let me know.


  1. Thanks Right Girl... we're making them tomorrow then, PB cookies are THE BEST, lol

  2. Oh, I'm so happy! Please post and tell me how they work for you.

  3. Probably will be burnt... still getting used to this stupid electric oven, ha

    And RG, you are linked today at my site for this and your home made detergent post- handy in these tough times!

  4. Thanks! A penny saved is a penny earned, right?

  5. These cookies are a little bit of heaven on earth ;) YUMMY!



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