Monday, December 13, 2010

World's Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

I love making cookies.  Sometimes I get very complicated with cutouts piped and filled with royal icing. But sometimes you just want a yummy cookie that takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.  Enter the world's easiest peanut butter cookie. 

I was given this recipe about 15 years ago, from a dear family friend.  I believe it was a recipe from her mother, who liked them because of the simplicity of the recipe.  The ingredients are right in your pantry and can be whipped up in no time.  I never even wrote the recipe down, it's so easy.

These cookies are a perfect addition to your holiday treat platter. You can make them big or small. I made them small and yielded four dozen.  If you make them slightly bigger you'll get about two dozen.  Oh, and just a bonus......they are gluten free!


1 c. creamy peanut butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl.  Drop by teaspoons (or use a small cookies scoop) onto a greased cookies sheet.

Using a fork, press lightly on the top of the cookie to make ridges.

Bake for 8 minutes.  If you are making larger cookies, bake about 10 to 12 minutes.

Allow to cool on the sheet for about two minutes, then move to a cooling rack.  Store in an airtight container for several weeks.

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