easy-peasy peanut butter cookies

Monday, March 29, 2010 |
You all know how much I love to bake cookies. I mean, the evidence is there. And here. And here, etc. But the other night I had a craving for peanut butter cookies and milk, and the only thing to do was to stealth bake (That’s when you didn’t mean to bake, and still aren’t sure you’re going to follow through, but then you find yourself looking up a recipe and mixing dough, and all of a sudden you’ve got a table covered in cookies. Oh wait, that’s just me all the time? Sorry about that…).

This might be the easiest peanut butter cookie recipe of all time. I can’t verify that objectively, but it’s certainly the simplest I’ve seen (in my short life). So take a gander, check out my spin on it, and feel free to make changes, bake, and get a little peanut buttery in your own life. Yay!

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies EVER


2 cups peanut butter (works best with the generic, processed kind – not the organic, separated stuff)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 325˚F.

Mix ingredients until blended. If dough seems too sticky, add extra sugar.

Roll into 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten with fork tines, creating a criss-cross pattern.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Best if slightly undercooked (and just a tad chewy). Makes 36 cookies.


Julia said...

3 ingredients? That's outrageous. Those look delicious, thanks!

I highly suggest giving these a go if you have the time:

Although they do have seven whole ingredients. :)

Laina said...

No flour?

Anonymous said...

awww effing yum! i'm gonna make you my cooking slave and you will bake for me every day. I'm only half-joking ;)


Kim said...

I'm afraid I won't be able to make them -- That would mean I would eat them, too. And then I would have to work out more. But when I got home from the gym, they would still be there and I would eat some more, with milk. PB and Snickerdoodle cookies are my favorites.

Cecelia said...

Laina: Indeed - no flour. The peanut butter has a lot of texture on its own.

And Aimee: I really only do cookies. It could get boring... ;)

Ryan said...

Yummy in my tummy.

Tales of Whimsy said...

I'm with Ryan! This sounds yummy!

Ginny Larsen said...

i bet they'd be good with a hershey's kiss in the middle, too! :D

Leah l'Orange said...

i want some.
like, STAT.

and thank you for dropping by the Dollies blog for a visit - it was so nice to see you! :)

hope you're well. my book was WONDERFUL, by the way. thank you again! xo

(you need to visit your sister and make cards again soon, yep)

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vvb32 reads said...

amazing, no flour. sounds yummy. and i have all the ingredients. i'm gonna go for it. like now ;-D

vvb32 reads said...

ok, they're in the oven. i only had the organic pb, so had to play around with the proportions of it and the sugar. and when i was pouring the vanilla, a bit more splashed out than expected.

vvb32 reads said...

hmmm, i see why the organic is not so good. there seems to be a thin layer that oozed from the bottom. gotta do the taste test after it cools.

vvb32 reads said...

ok, taste test done. was yummy but crunchy instead of chewy.

Lisa said...

Cookies with no flour? Love that! Must make these.

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