These are the easiest and best peanut butter cookies I have ever made. It’s been a while since I made peanut butter cookies, or at least ones worthy of sharing on this blog, but these are cookies that everyone who loves baking cookies/loves eating cookies should know! The recipe is too easy and they taste too amazing not to try this one at least once.
The recipe is from the Five Ingredients Fix show on Food Network. I had my doubts, but the reviewers all seemed to love the cookies, so I gave it a try. And now, I have a new go-to cookie recipe. The absence of flour makes the peanut butter flavor really come through, and the sea salt on top is the perfect touch.
It was super quick to make and I didn’t even have to run to the grocery store to buy anything for it. I already had all of the ingredients in my kitchen. Now I’m just going to wait for a special occasion to come up that warrants a batch of cookies…or make up a holiday just so I can bake these again!
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Coarse sea salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place racks in the upper and lower third of the oven.
In a medium bowl, mix the peanut butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until well combined. Spoon 1 tablespoon of mixture about 1 inch apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten the mounds with the tines of a fork, making a crosshatch pattern on the cookies. Sprinkle coarse salt on top of the cookies.
Bake until golden around edges, about 10 minutes, switching the position of the pans halfway thorough baking. Transfer to racks to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough.