Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

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Here’s a quick-to-make cookie made from three easy ingredients—it doesn’t get any better than that! These cookies are a great project to make with kids—their tiny hands can easily roll the dough into balls.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Makes: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together the peanut butter and sugar. Once thoroughly mixed, stir in the egg.
  • The batter will be very thick and sticky. For small cookies, use a spoon to scoop out about 1 tablespoon of batter, roll it into a ball, and place on the cookie sheet about 1" apart. For large cookies, scoop out about 2 tablespoons of dough, roll into a larger ball, and place on the cookie sheet about 2" apart.
  • Using a fork, flatten cookies and make a crisscross pattern on them. Place in oven and bake for 8–10 minutes until golden brown. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for about 10 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container on the counter for 2–3 days. Cookies and cookie dough can also be frozen for up to 1 month.