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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

This is so simple and tasty, frugal too!


  • 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth depending on taste)
  • 1 cup sugar (preferably a raw sugar)
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  • 1 large egg


Preheat oven 350 degrees F.

Mix sugar and egg together. Add peanut butter. Form into 1 inch balls and press with fork. Dip fork in a little sugar so it won't stick.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

By Ivy from Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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November 11, 20100 found this helpful

My Mom and I have been making these for years! They are so simple and cheap. Also a wonderful recipe to make with children. My favorite cookie is Peanut Butter and I would choose this recipe over many of the fancy more expensive recipes we have tried over the years. We always seem to go back to our trusty 3 ingredient cheap recipe. The only thing we do differently is use the back side of a fork dipped in sugar to flatten the 1 inch dough balls. The sugar on the fork helps keep it from sticking and the fork gives the cookies a nice little grid design. Like it is often said "If it is not broke, don't fix it"! Nothing broken with this great little recipe!

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November 11, 20100 found this helpful

Sorry Ivy, for my last post. Somehow or other when I was posting I saw directions someone else used for their PB cookies. You posted exactly what my Mom and I do with the recipe pressing with the fork. I guess I need to pay better attention when posting not to read other posts as well, lol! I just got so excited thinking of making PB cookies my mind was wondering! :)

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