Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter might be one of my favorite foods.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I eat it all the time.  It’s a great snack and goes well with many different foods: honey, jelly and of course, chocolate!

I love this cookie recipe, not only because it includes my favorite ingredient, but because it doesn’t require a mixer or fancy flour.  This recipe only requires four ingredients, and they’re all items that you might have in your pantry without having to make a trip to the store.  This recipe  makes at least 2 dozen cookies and are a huge hit with both gluten-free and non gluten-free eaters.  Perfect to take to a holiday event.  My friend, Ellie, always made these when I would come over to her house so they remind me of her!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg & 1 egg white
  • ½ cup (or more) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix peanut butter, sugar, baking soda and eggs until thoroughly combined.  Stir in chocolate chips.  Refrigerate cookie dough for 12 minutes.  Scoop chilled cookie dough into small balls and place on a greased baking sheet, 2 inches apart.  Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes, or until top begins to brown.  (They may seem a little soft but will harden once they cool.)

Peanut Butter Cookies with Hershey’s Kisses

There are a few versions of this recipe.  One that my students loved used Hershey’s Kisses instead of chocolate chips.  Just make the batter and roll each dough ball in sugar.  Squish down balls with a fork.  Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven and put a Hershey’s Kiss on top of each cookie.  Put in the oven for another 10 seconds.  Let cool.  (When making this recipe, sometimes I use a 1 teaspoon of baking powder in the mix.)  You can also make this recipe without Hershey’s Kisses and just have a peanut butter cookie.

Peanut Butter Cookies with Bacon

I also found another twist on this recipe by Joy the Baker.  This one calls for cooked, diced, bacon.  Sounds a little weird when you first hear about it, but these two foods are a great combination.  My grandmother introduced me to this flavor combination as a child.  She microwaves Ritz crackers, peanut butter and bacon and it makes a great appetizer.  I’m thinking about trying it with Glutino crackers because it was such a part of my childhood and a great snack!  Seriously, try it.

Check out Joy the Baker’s post for peanut butter bacon cookies.  It’s almost exactly the same as the previous recipes except with bacon instead of chocolate.

Enjoy!

  1. Ellie says:

    Thanks for the shout out! I miss having you to make these for!! Though gluten eaters definitely love these too! Will have to try the bacon sometime. I have embraced the Andres tradition of pb&bacon sandwiches, so I’m sure we would love those. Miss you!

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