Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies (With Variations)

"Source, Southern Living/Jan 07. If you like a sweeter cookie then increase the sugar to 1 cup."
Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies (With Variations) created by kittycatmom
Ready In:
30 cookies


  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 12 teaspoons maple extract (or use vanilla)

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • chocolate-covered toffee bits
  • chopped peanuts
  • 4 (1 ounce) semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, melted


  • In a large bowl stir together peanut butter with sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined.
  • Shape into 1-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets, then gently flatten with the tines of the fork.
  • Bake 325 for 15 minutes or until golden brown; remove to wire racks to cool.
  • FOR VARIATIONS; press 1 cup of either chocolate chips, toffee bits or chopped peanuts on top of the prepared cookie dough, then bake as directed.
  • Or another variation for chocolate peanut butter cookies is; divide the peanut butter cookie dough in half; stir in half of the the melted baking squares into each half of the peanut butter cookie dough, then mix until combined, bake as directed.

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  1. kittycatmom
    Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies (With Variations) Created by kittycatmom
  2. kittycatmom
    As I'm sitting here at my desk, HOLDING ON FOR DEAR LIFE, to the LAST COOKIE!!!! I'm kicking myself for not quadrupling the batch! That's okay, they only take a couple of minute to whip up. I promised DH peanut butter cookies today, and as quickly as they were cool enough to pick up they were gone! I did make a small change (so I could have 1 or 2!) Splenda - 1/2 cup and brown sugar 1/4 cup. I also used Honey Roasted Peanut Butter that I ground myself at the local health food store this morning, and 2 tsp of vanilla because I love the flavor! DH just asked if I would please make more cookies later. This is going straight into his "Favorites" cookbook!!! Thanks for another winner Kitt! Made for 1,2,3 Hits!
  3. kittycatmom
    Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies (With Variations) Created by kittycatmom
  4. kittycatmom
    Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies (With Variations) Created by kittycatmom
  5. texasmom61
    I can't stop making these. What a easy recipe to make for a bake sale.



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