One way to make simple peanut butter cookies is by following the Best Peanut Butter Cookies Ever recipe. It's so easy that kids can help too.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a cookie sheet. In a medium-size bowl, stir together 2 cups of peanut butter and 2 cups of white sugar until smooth. Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time, then stir in 2 teaspoons of baking soda, a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Press a criss-cross into the top of the cookies by using the back of a fork.
Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. When they are done, allow them to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to finish cooling completely.
Between the 30-minute prep time and a 10-minute bake time, the cookies are ready in 45 minutes. This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.
Tip: to make this process even simpler, aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, help cookies bake evenly and make clean up quicker and easier. Rather than greasing a cookie sheet, lay foil on top of an ungreased cookie sheet, and proceed as per the recipe.