Stir together 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 large egg, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract in a large bowl until combined; shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets, and flatten gently with tines of a fork. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Variations: Evenly press 1 cup of your desired addition, such as chocolate morsels, chocolate-coated toffee bits, or chopped peanuts, onto the top of prepared cookie dough on baking sheets; bake as directed.
Peanut Butter-and-Chocolate Cookies: Divide peanut butter cookie dough in half. Stir 2 melted semisweet chocolate baking squares into half of dough. Shape doughs into 30 (1-inch) half peanut butter, half chocolate-peanut butter balls. Flatten gently with a spoon. Proceed as directed.
Bake time is per batch. Peanut butter cookies are the perfect holiday cookies or just a quick and easy dessert to enjoy on any week night. These are the cookies that everyone in the family will love, kids and grown-ups alike. You can top with a few chocolate chips whenever you get a chocolatey craving or enjoy their simplicity.
My aunt gave me this simple and delicious peanut butter cookie recipe over 40 years ago; and it's still one of my favorites. I sometimes substitute almond butter for the peanut butter, which makes a delicious cookie as well.
Okay so I tried it, and the part about not greasing your sheets, you should. You'll have to keep your eye on it though because the bottom burns easily. I admit, it tastes great but I won't be using this recipe. It's awesome for children who try baking for the first time.
These turned out great! I did do a quick spray of cooking spray before hand since there is nothing in the recipe to help with them not sticking, and I have always rolled mine in sugar before pressing with a fork in the pan. Came out perfect. I have a very large cookie sheet so was able to get twenty-six (26) cookies out of this recipe so great snack with plenty left for the next day too!With all the reviews on the negative side, wanted to give a few pointers for people.For those who say that they burn easy, make sure your oven temp is correct and you aren't cooking them too long. When cooking peanut butter cookies, they just barely start to get that golden brown on the very edges, not over the entire cookie.Grease the pan! this recipe doesn't contain any shortening or butter so they will stick if you don't spray the pan first.Those who say they are dry, have you not ever had peanut butter cookies before? Of course they are dry, they are supposed to be the awesome crispness that just melts in your mouth and these do that. If you want them soft, eat them straight out of the oven!
For the mix I didn't put a lot of sugar because I didn't want it really sugary (jk I only left out like 1 tsp) , and I put a tsp of butter in (unflavored/unwhatever). I could only make up to 12 cookies since I have a smaller pan and don't want the cookies sticking together but it used almost all of the mix which is good. I preheated oven then put them in for about 15-17 minutes , then let them cool. Some of the bottoms did stick and break but the rest were perfect. They taste nice :D will make them again sometime!
My grandmother gave me this same recipe when I was 11 years old which was in 1982. They c9me out just right every time my husband loves them so Iake them all the time. You have to oil your cookie sheet so the cookies don't stick and it makes the bottom brown just right. So Please try to oil your cookie sheet and let them cool completely on the cookie sheet before you remove them..
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