These peanut butter cookies knocked my socks off at the first bite. At first, I tried to follow a recipe that wasn’t great. So I tweaked it a few times, and it finally became perfection.
Whether you have to be gluten free, or you simply don’t want flour in your diet, give these a try. Southern food should please the palate and make you feel good all over.
The Best Peanut Butter Cookies
As much as I love peanut butter, I knew there had to be a cookie that I could eat. I’ve been gluten-free for almost seven years, and that’s a long time to go without something I enjoy. However, it seemed like no matter which recipe I tried, nothing measured up to what I wanted in a peanut butter cookie.
But I didn’t give up. I tried one recipe after another, until I realized I needed to figure it out on my own. So I started working on making them good enough to meet my standards.
Then when I discovered a way to make them delicious, I had a whole new problem. I couldn’t stop eating them. Seriously, these cookies will melt in your mouth. Without a doubt, these are the tastiest peanut butter cookies I’ve ever had.
A Treat That Melts the Heart
Not only will these cookies melt in your mouth, when you give them to your family, their hearts will melt. They’ll quickly become everyone’s favorite sweet treat, and you can feel good about giving them fresh, homemade cookies.
Super Easy to Make Peanut Butter Cookies
Mix the peanut butter and sugar.
Next, mix the egg, vanilla, and baking soda.
Combine all of the ingredients. If you want to save some to bake later, divide the batter in half and cover it in plastic to bake at another time.
Roll teaspoon-size balls and place on the pan. Using a fork, make a crisscross pattern on top of the cookies. Bake until the edges are done.
Five-Ingredients You’ll Need
These cookies are super easy to make, and chances are, you already have the ingredients in your pantry. In the event you have unexpected guests, you’ll always be prepared.
Just can whip these up, pop them into the oven, and serve them warm cookies. They’ll have a delicious treat that will make them think you’ve been baking all day.
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I love taking a recipe and making it my own. In fact, I think that’s what southern cuisine is all about. And if you like peanut butter, you’ll also like these peanut butter Cocoa Krispie treats.
They’re the perfect final touch after enjoying a bowl of homemade bean soup.
More Delicious Food
Do you like these peanut butter cookies? If so, you’ll love these: Shanibars.
Here is another delicious dessert option: Peanut Butter Fudge.
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (Use crunchy peanut butter if you prefer pieces of the peanut)
- 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix the peanut butter and sugar.
- In a separate small bowl, mix the egg, vanilla, and baking soda.
- Combine all of the ingredients in the large bowl and mix well.
- Place the dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator and form it into tablespoon-size balls.
- Place on cookie sheet approximately an inch apart.
- Press the tops of the cookies with a fork in two directions, making a crisscross pattern.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are firm.
- Cool for 5-10 minutes before transferring them to a platter.
Serving Size3 cookies
Amount Per Serving Calories 230 Total Fat 19g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 12g Cholesterol 23mg Sodium 339mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 2g Sugar 4g Protein 9g