You may have noticed a recipe for super easy peanut butter cookies. The recipe calls for just 3 ingredients, egg, peanut butter, and sugar. Well, I tried this recipe on the recommendation of my dear friend, Beverly, and it is outstanding! Actually, outstanding is a quote from a friend who had just eaten one. Everybody who tried them said they were excellent, some said the best peanut butter cookies they had ever tasted. I think they are the best myself, and so easy it's crazy!
If you have seen the recipe, but not tried it, give it a go. It has been posted on TF before, but here is the recipe:
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 8 - 10 minutes. They are out of this world, and noone will ever guess that they are so easy. As a real plus, they are also gluten free.
Source: I've seen this recipe in several places over the years. I don't know it's origin. it certainly wasn't me, though I wish I could take credit.
By Copasetic 1 from North Royalton, OH
These are cutely shaped peanut butter cookies, with a little licorice tail.
They can easily be made into "mice" by adding two M&Ms for eyes.
Approximate Time: 1 1/2 hour
Yield: 4 dozen
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream peanut butter and honey together.
Stir in egg and vanilla.
Sift together salt, soda, and flour, and stir into peanut butter mixture.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets. Mash each cookie slightly with the back of a fork. Wet the fork frequently to keep dough from sticking.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they just start to turn golden brown on the edges. Watch them closely. Using honey can cause them to burn quickly. (I baked them for 10 minutes, your oven may vary the time needed.)
Makes 3 - 4 dozen cookies. According to the authors they are very good keepers.
Source: Laurel's Kitchen Recipes, Laurel Robertson, Carol Flinders, and Brian Ruppenthal, 1993
By Barbara from Bremerton, WA
Have all ingredients at room temperature. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream peanut butter, butter/margarine and sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.
Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Add water and continue to stir until incorporated into the mixture.
Spray 10 x 15 jelly roll pan with vegetable oil spray. Place mixture into pan and press evenly into pan. Place into oven and bake.
Bake 18 to 20 minutes, until lightly brown on top. When finished baking take out of oven and place candy kisses into baked mixture while hot.
Cut into the size squares you wish. 1 kiss per square.
By Marie G W. from Hardy VA
Melt butter/margarine. Mix in peanut butter. Add both sugars and cream till smooth. Let cool.
Add eggs and vanilla to the peanut butter mixture, then stir in the dry ingredients.
Drop 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes.
Source: Source of recipe long forgotten after 20 years
By Laura from Long Beach, CA
Combine shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls two inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes or until set and just beginning to brown. Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat baking sheets lightly with cooking spray.
Combine shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in bowl of electric mixer; beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed until just blended.
Form dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in chopped nuts. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake 6 to 7 minutes or until set. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets. Place on cooling racks to cool completely.
By Jim from Kansas City, KS
I am looking for a cookie recipe that includes chopped up peanut butter cups and possibly chocolate chips. I made this recipe once but can't find it.
Pam from South Jersey
This isn't the recipe you wanted, but another *delicious* use of peanut butter cups and chocolate chips....make a boxed brownie mix (as directed on the box) and before you bake them, sprinkle the chopped up peanut butter cups and the chocolate chips on top! Bake as directed on the box! This will go like "hots-cakes!"
For years and years I have done this with my brownies only with peanut butter chips and chocolate chips. It is fun (and fattening...lol) to experiment with different toppings like Milky Ways or Snickers (chopped up), or caramel bits, or Rolos, or anything like that! Yummy!