For quick homemade peanut butter cookies, AllRecipes.com has a recipe using only four ingredients. The entire recipe takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, including baking time, and makes about three dozen cookies.
To make AllRecipes.com's quick peanut butter cookies, combine 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, an egg and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Form the dough into 1-inch balls, and place the balls on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake the cookies for six to eight minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheets, then move to a wire rack to cool completely. Because this recipe does not include flour, it is perfect for gluten allergy sufferers.
For another quick peanut butter cookie recipe that takes about 30 minutes to prepare, start by creaming together 1 stick room-temperature butter and 1 cup sugar. Beat in an egg, then add in 1 cup peanut butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Mix in 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1 1/2 cups flour. Form the dough into 1-inch balls, and roll the balls in sugar. Put the balls on a greased baking sheet, and press them flat with a fork. Bake the cookies for 12 to 15 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.