Friday, May 27, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies... Easy as Pie. Way Easier than Pie.

These are the simplest, and probably the best peanut butter cookies you could make.


Josh bought a bag of peanut butter cookies from the grocery store hoping they would be like his favorite cookies he used to get in the lunch room in high school.  Fresh, warm, melt in-your-mouth peanut butter cookies from the lunch line.  Remember those?  Well, the ones he bought at the store were nothing like those.  So I became inspired.

I combined the following: 
1 cup of organic crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

...And came up with these.  Don't look at my cookie sheet.  

A chocolatey one:

And an original, pressed with a fork of course:

Packaged up and ready to go.


His roommate liked the ones with the chocolate chips, said they tasted like a reese's.  Josh said I should make them every day.  And anyone could, because they're that easy!

This batch only made 10 cookies, so I would double the recipe if I were taking them to a cookout or a party.  Double... or triple... But they are sure to be a hit!


  1. Looks AMAZING! these are next on my list of healthy cookies to make! I loooooove peanut butter and chocolate so the chocolate chips would definately be added... I love your attempts to make Josh's snacks healthier it seems to be working great! What's next? Healthy Oreos?! that'd be a fun challenge! xoxox

  2. Peanut butter cookies are my absolute favorite! Maybe I'll whip up a batch of these tonight...I think I have all the ingredients on hand. Thanks for the easy-peasy recipe. :-)

  3. How long did you bake them for? And at what temperature?

  4. I baked them at 350 F for 10 minutes! When you take them out, don't worry if they seem underdone.. Once they cool they will be perfecto!