Peanut Butter Cookies

December 13, 2012

Have I shared with you that I’m a bit fanatical when it comes to peanut butter? No joke, I eat a pb + j sandwich every single morning. I’ve been wanting to make peanut butter cookies for ages so finally went for it after seeing a cookie contest in Parade mag this past weekend. The perk is that these are gluten free, which I tried all fall (maybe oddly, I’m now doing a “low-gluten”/emphasis on healthy, whole foods lifestyle) so these are perfect. They can be a bit flaky, so base your cooking time accordingly.

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup crushed peanuts
optional: I’m definitely trying chocolate next time with this. Just saying!

Preheat oven to 325.
In a bowl, beat sugar, peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract.
Place small scoops of the batter (approx. 24) on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. TAGG tip: when working with a sticky batter, spray your scoop/spoon with non-stick cooking spray; much easier.
Bake for approx. 12 minutes, or until brown. Remove, let cool for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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  • PennyPincherFashion

    I must be the strangest person in the world for not liking pb&j sandwiches or peanut butter cookies! But my family loves them so I will have to bookmark this to try making for them :)

  • Allison Jordan

    Peanut butter is my favorite! Cant wait to try!


  • Stephanie @ henry happened

    Yum! I love me some peanut butter - nothing is as good as a pb&j! Gotta give these a try :)

  • Lyddiegal

    those must be the simplest cookies ever, and so so good!

  • Mel

    Peanut Butter cookies are my FAVORITE! (and I’ve already requested from the MIL for Christmas goodies) :)

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