There is no peanut butter cookie that is better than these. I once (accidentally) won a dessert contest with these 15 minute cookies. It was a potluck, and I didn't know that desserts were being judged--I just needed something quick to bring and only had 20 minutes until the next bus.
Time: approximately 15 minutes total
(5 minutes prep, 7 minutes cook, 3 minutes cool)
- 1 cup turbinado sugar
- 1 cup natural peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
- 1 egg
Makes about 15 medium size cookies
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Step 1: Preheat Oven to 325 F
Step 2: Measure Your Ingredients
Any order is fine, but I like to measure sugar first, so I can use just one measuring cup.
Step 3: Mix It Up!
Step 4: Form Round Balls of Dough.
Approximately 1-2 tablespoons per ball and place the balls of cookie dough on a cookie sheet. Peanut butter is pretty oily, so greasing the sheet is unnecessary.
Step 5: Lightly Press Cookie Dough With a Fork
Step 6: Bake at 325 F for 6-8 Minutes
My oven runs a little hot, you might need 350. Back in college, I used to make these in a toaster oven in the kitchenette.
Step 7: Let Cool on Baking Sheet for 1 Minute Before Transferring to a Cooling Rack (or Your Mouth)
Or don't transfer them. It's up to you.
Step 8: Enjoy!
These cookies go fast, so consider making a double batch!
Grand Prize in the
Three Ingredient Challenge
Runner Up in the
Cooking for One Challenge
Participated in the
Dorm Food Contest