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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro Photo by: Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

Impress your guests with these simple, 4-ingredient peanut butter cookies,

Southern Living JANUARY 2007

  • Yield: Makes about 30 cookies
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes
  • Bake: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

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.

Note:

Bake time is per batch.

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