Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
Here's a simple, flourless recipe peanut butter cookies easy enough for children to prepare. Remember to always supervise young ones in the kitchen.
1 cup any style peanut butter (except for natural-style)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease baking sheets.
- In a bowl with an electric mixer beat together peanut butter and sugar until combined well. In a small bowl lightly beat egg and beat into peanut butter mixture with baking soda and vanilla until combined well.
- Roll level tablespoons of dough into balls and arrange about 1-inch apart on baking sheets. With tines of a fork flatten balls to about 1 1/2-inches in diameter, making a crosshatch pattern.
- Bake cookies in middle of oven until puffed and pale golden, about 10 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheets 2 minutes and transfer with a metal spatula to racks to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.