We were looking for something really easy to make this week (animal cupcakes aren’t that quick!), and we found a recipe for peanut butter cookies that has only 4 ingredients.
I love peanut butter, so that’s why I wanted to make these.
These are the easiest thing I’ve made so far, and they tasted so good. They’re soft and peanut-buttery, and I was really surprised that they tasted so good without any flour.
(note from Kristen: We’re not a gluten-free family by any stretch of the imagination. But you don’t need to be gluten-free to make these…you should mix up a batch because they’re the simplest cookie I’ve ever made and also because they’re really yummy!)
First, whisk together an egg and a cup of sugar.
Then mix in a cup of peanut butter and a teaspoon of baking powder.
And that’s all you have to do to make the dough!
Take a tablespoon of dough and roll it into a sphere. Then you can roll each ball into sugar and use a fork to make a cross design on the top.
Or you can flatten the ball with your fingers and push M&Ms into the top. I made some M&M faces in a few cookies.
Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until they’re lightly browned.
Let them cool on the pan for a few minutes, and then move them to the counter to cool completely.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Whisk sugar and egg together; let stand five minutes for sugar to dissolve. Stir in baking powder and peanut butter until a dough forms.
Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball and then roll in sugar. Use a fork to make a criss-cross pattern on top of each cookie.
Or roll dough into balls, flatten slightly with your hand, and then press several M&M’s into the top of the cookie.
Place cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, and then use a spatula to remove cookies to counter to cool.
(we sort of combined a recipe from Gluten-Free Girl and one from America’s Test Kitchen to make these)