Quick Peanut Butter Cookies

Have you ever been minding your own business about an hour before bedtime and sit up in a cold sweat remembering that you forgot you signed up to bring something to a bake sale or work potluck?  No problem, this recipe has you covered because it has only a few ingredients and they’re likely already in your pantry!

Just click the video for the step by step tutorial on how to go from no cookies to fresh baked deliciousness in your hand in 20 minutes from start to finish!  Peanut butter allergy?  No problem because the recipe in the video description will tell you how you can sub out a delicious spread in peanut butter’s place!  The video description will also tell you the tools needed and conversion info for those not in the States.

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Quick Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 1 cup (258g) creamy peanut butter*
  • 1 cup (200g) sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar for rolling
  • *- If you have or are concerned about a peanut allergy, you can sub cookie butter (Biscoff Spread or Speculoos) for peanut butter.
    Tools needed:
  • Mixing bowl(s)
  • Large spoon or silicone spatula
  • Small, shallow bowl
  • Cookie sheet(s)
  • Parchment paper/silicone baking sheet
  • Small cookie scoop or regular spoon (flatware)
  • Drinking glass with flat bottom
  • Fork
  • Wire cooling rack
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until well blended and thickened.
  3. Put 1/4 cup sugar into small, shallow bowl for rolling.
  4. Shape into 1 1/2-2” balls of dough.
  5. Drop into shallow bowl and coat with sugar.
  6. Place onto cookie sheet 2” apart.
  7. With the bottom of a drinking glass, flatten the cookie dough ball until about 1/2” thick.
  8. Using a fork, make a criss cross pattern with the tines.
  9. Once all cookies are pressed and ready for baking, sprinkle the tops with any remaining sugar, if desired
  10. Bake for 9-12 minutes. (Lower end of baking time will yield a more gooey inside)

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