I have been trying to create an easy peanut butter cookie recipe for a few days now. Several of them turned out to taste like old, rotten, Play-Doh. Finally, we have a winner. These peanut butter cookies taste delicious, and only take a short time to make. This post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own.
When I worked with LTD Commodities, one of the items that I got was a baking mat. It's cool, but I am pretty sure it tacks on a few extra baking minutes, and it causes funny waves in the cookies. I kind of like the way it looks – makes the cookies interesting.
Another fun item that I recently received is the Cricut Explore. I will be posting my full review shortly, but in this picture you can see the cookie holder I was able to make using the Cricut. With cardstock, freezer paper, and sticker paper, I was able to use the Cricut Explore™ to create the DIY cookie holder. That was another reason I had to bake cookies – to fill the cookie holder. 😉
Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Makes 12 cookies
- 1/2 cup peanut butter – I used Jif Reduced Fat
- 1/4 cup sugar – I might exclude this next time – the cookies are pretty sweet
- 1 package instant pudding mix – I used French Vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla – I used Madagascar Vanilla Bean paste
- Optional add-ins: chocolate chips, crushed peanuts, etc.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees
- Mix all ingredients using a mixer
- Mix in any optional add-ins by hand
- Roll dough into 1″ balls and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet
- Flatten gently using the tines of a fork
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (start checking at 15, but mine took closer to 20 minutes)
- Let cool completely before removing from pan
You know, sometimes you just need a peanut butter cookie. This easy peanut butter cookie recipe is the ticket for those times.
Do you like peanut butter cookies? Do you have a favorite easy peanut butter cookie recipe?