Yes, you read that right! Only 3 ingredients are needed to make these delicious peanut butter cookies! Take a second and see if you can guess them. I will wait……
Peanut butter….that’s a given!
You probably guessed sugar and you would be right.
What about the third ingredient? Flour? Butter? You need a binding agent and that is with an egg. Pat yourself on the back if you got all three right! The best part is everyone probably has these three ingredients on-hand all the time. Having unexpected company? Forgot about the luncheon at work tomorrow? Did you miss signing up for the church potluck? Those are always interesting, aren’t they? Church potlucks, the luncheon where I am convinced ladies find whatever they have laying around and just throw it in a casserole! Anyways! Back to the cookies.
So, we know what we need, now for the amounts:
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
Preheat the oven to 350. Put some parchment paper on a couple cookies sheets. After mixing the three ingredients drop rounded balls of dough onto the cookie sheets. Do you ever pay attention to the part in recipes where they say the size you should make each cookie? I sure don’t! It may affect the cooking time, but I tend to make all my cookies the same size. I guess I’m a creature of habit. This recipe should only make 15-18 cookies, depending on what size you make them. Don’t forget to use a fork to make the traditional crossing pattern for peanut butter cookies. I then like to sprinkle some sugar over the top of them before placing them in the oven. No, it isn’t needed, but I’m making cookies here. I am obviously unconcerned with the added calories of a little bit of extra sugar!
They only take 6-8 minutes to cook, so stick around the kitchen. They are done when the edges are just starting to brown. One of the keys with cookies is you have to take them out of the oven before you think they are completely done. If you wait till the whole cookie looks done, they will without fail be overdone by the time they cool.
Wasn’t that easy? I am all about simple and quick recipes. I whipped these up today before my sister-in-law came over and it took a total of maybe 20 minutes from start to taste-testing a cookie! Enjoy, y’all!