Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

If you’re looking for a sweet protein snack to pick you up at work, look no further! This easy peanut butter cookie recipe can be prepared in minutes. I enjoy peanut butter cookies a little less sweet, so I use a bit less sugar than the recipe calls for. However you decide to prepare them, they’ll hit the spot and keep you on the go.

We can thank the Pillsbury cook book back in the 1930’s for the idea of rolling the dough into balls and using a fork to make the indentations, which aid in even baking.  I have many fond memories of making this cookie when I was a little girl.


1/2 Cup butter or margarine
1/2 Cup of peanut butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1-2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 Cups of Self Rising Flour (or Plain Flour + 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder)
1 Egg
1/4 Cup of Water

Preparation process

In a large bowl, add the butter, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla. Stir thoroughly until completely combined.

Add the flour and egg, and stir into the mixture. Once mixed, stir in the water.

Scoop the dough into balls and place on a lined baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool and serve.

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