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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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With only four ingredients, these cookies couldn't be easier for our son, Jacob, to help whip up. He thinks it's fun helping prepare meals and snacks.—Valerie Ellsworth, Belvidere, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 198 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 105mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream peanut butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  2. Shape level tablespoonfuls into balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets; flatten with a fork. Bake at 350° for 16-18 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use flour.
Originally published as Easy Peanut Butter Cookies in Taste of Home February/March 1999, p15


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jlclawson 237275
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"A quick and easy treat for the kids to make. My boys made them, and we couldn't believe they actually worked. Great recipe!"

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simplysmashing4 229804
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2015

"Seems easy... I'll find out in 30 mins!"

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AdamsAngela 229675
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"I am makingmaking these now on 07-17-2015 I seen it on Facebook page and had to try here at 2:18am what am I thinking better be good."

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gunslinger 224323
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"Best peanut butter cookie I have ever made! My daughter made them for a 4-H baking contest and won!"

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aforte334 24885
Reviewed May. 10, 2014

"Quick,easy,good!!"

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KapaluaPrincess 52111
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2014

"This is a good basic recipe. I took it to another level with super chunky peanut butter and Biscoff's european cookie spread. I doubled the recipe and used 1 1/4 cup super chunky peanut butter and 3/4 cup Biscoff spread. It is divine!"

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jeanus 202968
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"These are very good-love the no flour! Added chocolate chips. Like that it only makes about 2 dozen. The cook time was too long-only took about 12 minutes."

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mamaknowsbest 32327
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"Take a backseat on this one!! Give the kids the bowl, spoon and cookie sheet! This is a simple, classic peanut butter cookie. It never disapoints. This versitile recipe can be easily varied by adding chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips. We have made these into balls and simple added a chocolate kiss or mimi peanut butter cup to the top after baking. These cookies are not only a wonderful cookie but your house will smell wonderful!"

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catrinah 25079
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Easy and good! Definitely my favorite!"

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awossum 202967
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2012

"Added semi sweet chocolate chips and everyone loved them."

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