I can’t believe it took me this long to share this recipe – and that this is only the fourth dessert/sweets recipe I have posted on my blog. I bake a lot. I have no excuse. Anyway, this is literally the easiest cookie to make. If you are not a baker you can make these, and if you are a baker you will love how easy these are. And many of you may recognize these cookies. My mom made these a lot growing up and you can easily find the recipe online. Some call them Magic Cookies – not because of any “special” ingredient – but because they are that easy and they are that good.
You start with your ingredients – only 4 of them. Well, technically 5, but the flour doesn’t go in the cookies. And you don’t have to have a Kitchen Aid mixer. You can use a hand mixer or you can even use a blender or food processor.
Mix the peanut butter and sugar until combined.
Go ahead and beat the egg a little with a fork. Add an egg and vanilla. Dough will be moist but slightly crumbly.
Roll dough into balls. I usually make them pretty small – max the size of a golf ball. Place onto cookie sheet.
Pour a little flour into a cup or bowl (just a few tablespoons). Dip a fork into the flour, then flatten the cookies with the floured fork.
Bake ’em up and sit back and enjoy! Little time, little clean up. 1 recipe makes about 20 cookies, give or take, depending on what size you make them.
Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 C peanut butter
- 1 C sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- flour (~2-3 Tbsp.)
Preheat oven to 350°
In food processor or mixing bowl, combine peanut butter and sugar. Mix well.
Stir in egg and vanilla.
Roll dough into ~3/4 inch balls and place onto ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie with a floured fork.
Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes.