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Super easy peanut butter cookies

Based on what I remember from an old cookbook
 
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or creamy)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
Mix-ins (like Reese’s Pieces or M&Ms — optional)
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix ingredients. Drop on cookie sheet and bake for 7 to 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet. 




Just Desserts
Recipes for the sweet tooth

06/04/14
By Meghan Siegler msiegler@hippopress.com



Peanut butter cookies

 I found this recipe back in high school, in a cookbook that was sold as a fundraiser of some sort. It was the easiest cookie recipe I’d ever seen, and I’ve used it many, many times since. There are three ingredients: a cup of sugar, a cup of peanut butter and an egg. 

They’re not fancy, and they probably wouldn’t win a “best cookie in town” bake-off, but for a super quick and easy dessert, these cookies can’t be beat. They tend to come out crispy on the outside and soft, almost crumbly, on the inside. If you cook them a little longer than most people probably would, they get a bit chewy, which I personally like. 
They’re versatile too — you can use creamy or chunky peanut butter, which totally changes the texture. I use chunky, unless I’m going to toss in some candy. My favorite addition is Reese’s Pieces, but this time around I used plain M&Ms, because I had them on hand, left over from Easter. So simple.
The best part about this recipe, for me, is that I can toss the ingredients in a bowl without measuring. (Yes, I vowed in my first column to always measure my ingredients, but that vow was just for recipes I’ve never made before.) 
The cookies don’t come out exactly the same every time, but my kids and I don’t care. They take less than 5 minutes to prep and slightly longer than that to bake. We’re certainly not going for perfection with these babies, and anyway, it’s really hard to make something that’s mostly of sugar and peanut butter taste bad.
— Meghan Siegler 





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