This is honestly one of the best and easiest cookie recipes around. You'll find variations on the theme on Instructables, but we just made them for some quick and easy summer cookies, and we think they're wonderful enough to share our version!
Just four ingredients (6 if you want to count the chocolate chip on each), 5 minutes to mix and 10 minutes to bake!
Step 1: Ingredients
1 cup of peanut butter - go the natural route if you want less sugar - this is a sweet cookie! You can also use almond or some other nut butter.
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Step 2: Mix Sugar and Peanut Butter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of peanut butter.
Step 3: Add Egg
What it says - add an egg and mix thoroughly.
Step 4: Add Vanilla
Dump in one teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Step 5: Bake!
Put one rounded teaspoon of your peanut butter cookie dough on a cookie sheet, and press in one chocolate chip in each. Or go hog wild and cover your cookie with chocolate chips. We like the one though.
You can also get decorative and press the tines of a fork into each dough ball and make a little crosshatch.
Then bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
Step 6: Cool and Enjoy!
Let your cookies cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer by spatula onto a wire rack and cool for about 10 minutes or until you can't stand it anymore and have to have one. During the holidays you can also dust with some confectioners sugar, so it looks. Tossed in an airtight container, it freezes well and also makes a great camping cookie.
Serve with a glass a milk, almond, soy or regular and enjoy!