Hello peanut butter lovers!! Today we are going to be making one of the best cookies EVER, peanut butter cookies!!! The soft, buttery, full of peanut butter deliciousness kind; Oh and also one of the easiest things in the whole Universe.
Seriously guys, you don’t need to be a master baker at all ’cause these peanut butter cookies are easy, easy, easy. You can make them in under 30 minutes, from start to finish – that means from the moment you make up your mind to the second you can start eating your cookies – and they taste, and look like if they came from the hip bakery on the corner (you know, the one with the cute barista)
These peanut butter cookies are so mind blowing easy that you only need 5 ingredients, yep you read that right, only 5 (and let’s be honest they are probably sitting in your cupboards already) peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, egg and flour, nothing else because when you have peanut butter you don’t need anything else.
For this recipe I used SKIPPY® Natural Peanut Butter spread. I used the creamy one, in my (very) humble opinion these cookies are even better if you use the creamy one, but if you are a fan of having little chunks of deliciousness in your cookie (or you know, if you prefer to add a crunch factor) then the crunchy works out great too. Visit SKIPPY® website for more products.
How to make peanut butter cookies
Like I told you they are easy and only use 4 ingredients, so the first step (and the most difficult one) is convincing yourself to get up from the couch to make them, and I can help you with that too GET UP THEY ARE THE BEST THING EVER!!! Seriously I would love to say that I ate all the batch but I had to fight with my friends for a cookie, that’s how good they are, so if the promise of delicious cookies that take no time doesn’t convince you I seriously don’t know what else can.
Gather your ingredients. Mix together the butter and the peanut butter, add the brown sugar, the egg, and the flour.
After you have your dough (don’t eat it just yet) make small balls and place on a pan.
Press down with the help of a fork, sprinkle with a bit more of sugar (either brown or white) and take to the oven.
Bake for 15 minutes or until done and take them out.
Let them cool and eat couple of them before telling everyone that they are ready, trust me you are going to thank me for this advice when you find yourself asking where all the cookies went.
Keep in mind that these peanut butter cookies are soft, they are great to dunk on a big glass of milk or eat by themselves. Since I love them to be thick and huge and make me feel giddy with peanut butter excitement I try to press them very little. If you want thinner cookies (that are a little bit more crunchy) make them thinner.
Remember to scroll down for the printable and savable recipe
When to bake peanut butter cookies.
ALWAYS!! But besides every time you have a huge craving they are perfect to bring to a party. They are also super good to bake as a gift and perfect if you are baking a ton of cookies for Christmas. Since they are so easy to make baking a huge batch is easy peasy and seriously pain-free.
I love to pile them high, place on a clear plastic bag and tie with a ribbon (fancy!) They end up beeing a beautiful handmade gift that I could totally ace while watching Scandal and sipping wine (while in my pajamas but nobody has to know that)
What is your favorite way to eat peanut butter? Do any recipes that use peanut butter have special meaning for your family?
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More awesome peanut butter deliciousness!!
- ¾ Cup peanut butter
- ¼ Cup butter
- ½ Egg
- ½ Cup brown sugar
- ¾ Cup flour
- A bit of sugar to sprinkle
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- In a bowl mix the peanut butter and the butter. Add the egg.
- Mix in the sugar and the flour until you have a thick dough.
- Form balls and place on the baking pan.
- Press down with a for and lightly sprinkle with sugar.
- bake for 15 minutes or until done.
- Let them cool and remove from the baking pan.
- Serve and enjoy!