What Is an Easy Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies?

What Is an Easy Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies?


The Food Network Kitchen has an easy peanut butter cookie recipe that involves making a traditional cookie dough that incorporates peanut butter and vanilla. The cookie dough is formed into balls, rolled in sugar and flattened with a fork before baking, creating a distinctive look. This recipe is best prepared with one extra egg or a bit of additional butter, which keep it from being too dry.

Peanut Butter Cookies

This peanut butter cookie recipe makes 2 dozen cookies, and can also be modified to make more tender cookies by shortening the time it spends in the oven. For a crunchier and crispier recipe, cook for the full amount of time.

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 15 min.

Ready In: 45 min.


  • 1 cup sugar plus 1/4 cup for rolling the dough
  • 1 stick butter cooked at room temp
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  1. Preheat oven and make dough
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix together the sugar and butter in a bowl and add the egg. Add peanut butter and vanilla until smooth and stir in dry ingredients.

  3. Prepare dough and bake
  4. Roll the dough into balls about an inch in size and then roll them in the 1/4 cup of sugar. Put them on a baking sheet and flatten them with a fork, then bake for 12 to 15 minutes.