Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Almost as Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

I was actually planning on making:

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies:

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg

Mix sugar and egg together, then add peanut butter. Form 1" balls and press with fork. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

......but I chickened out.

I wasn't a fan of peanut butter growing up, so I am still learning to like peanut butter cookies and I didn't want to make crappy cookies. I'm sure they are fine cookies, but I get a little nervous when there is no flour in cookies. So after I had the peanut butter, sugar and egg combined, I stood there and looked at the batter...and got increasingly nervous. (Has anyone ever tried this recipe? I would love to find out!)

I found another recipe in my mom's church cookbook that could absorb the first "easy" recipe and make proven, tried and true cookies.

While I was putting these on the cookie sheets to bake, my husband chimed in to add that HIS mom always sprinkled sugar on the top of HER Peanut Butter Cookies. So I tried that with a few. I didn't notice a difference, but he was very pleased.

Since this was actually my first time making Peanut Butter Cookies myself, I had to contemplate the fork pattern on the cookies. Why is this instrumental for Peanut Butter Cookies...and why only these cookies? I didn't come up with a conclusion, but these are darn tasty cookies.

I'm also sharing this at The Grocery Cart Challenge Recipe Swap - go check out some great recipes there!

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter (or chunky)
1/2 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda

Soften margarine, then mix in order. Bake at 350 degree for 10-15 min, Chewy cookies 8-9.

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking


  1. Hey I tried the "easy" recipe it was easy, and I thought that they turned out pretty good. I did however doctor them with 1/2 cup white sugar and 1/2 brown. and a tsp of vanilla. they were good.

  2. Thanks for the feedback Niki - I will try them the next time I need "easy" cookies and not be afraid!!