Sometimes we just want a simple and easy sweet treat. Not every dessert has to be an ordeal to make. This is where these easy peanut butter cookies come into play.
Another thing that I love about these cookies is that you don’t make a big mess baking them. You only need 1 mixing bowl, mixer and a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. So the clean is super easy. Who doesn’t love that?
If you are looking for a peanut butter cookie that is a true punch of real peanut butter then this is the recipe for you.
Are these cookies gluten-free?
This peanut butter cookie recipe doesn’t even contain flour. This means that it is gluten-free. Now before you can truly call these gluten-free, I do recommend that you fully read the ingredients on your peanut butter. Some brands do actually put gluten in their recipe.
How long will the cookies last?
The cookies will last about 5 to 7 days if stored in an airtight container. If you want to make then last even longer consider freezing the leftovers and thawing a couple at a time as you crave them.
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Can you store the dough?
Yes, you can store the unbaked cookie dough in the fridge for 5 days. You can also create cookie dough balls and freeze them. The frozen dough will keep for about 3 months.
Ingredients needed to make these cookies
You could make this recipe without using all of the ingredients listed below. But after tweaking the recipe quite a bit we settled on these as the best version of these cookies.
Tips on making these cookies
This is an easy peanut butter cookie recipe. It only includes 6 ingredients and bakes for 8 to 11 minutes.
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c peanut butter
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 t vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 350F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll up balls of dough about the size of a walnut.
- Place the balls on the baking sheet and use a fork to smash down and create a crisscross pattern.
- Bake them for 8-11 minutes.
- Allow them to cool for 5 minutes.
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American