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Really Basic Peanut Butter Cookies

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars

"This a very quick and simple recipe. It may be unbelievable but it only takes 3 ingredients to make Really Basic Peanut Butter Cookies. Don't worry you really don't need vanilla or flour to make these. Just follow the ingredients and directions and you will have delicious homemade Peanut Butter Cookies."
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servings 67
Original recipe yields 36 servings (2 - 3 dozen)


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine egg, sugar and peanut butter, mixing well. Roll dough into small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten balls with a fork.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cookies cool on cookie racks. Variation: add chocolate or peanut butter flavored chips to the dough for an extra little twist.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 67 calories; 3.7 7.4 2 5 37 Full nutrition

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These were really good and easy to make-be sure to let the cookies cool on a cookie sheet for five minutes before removing them to a rack or they will fall apart-

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I'm sorry, but I didn't like these cookies one bit. I even threw them away, which is something I never, ever do with sweets. I really wanted to like these, since they are so easy, but they are ...

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These were really good and easy to make-be sure to let the cookies cool on a cookie sheet for five minutes before removing them to a rack or they will fall apart-

I am giving this a 5 for several reasons: 1. I only had 1 egg 2. So easy 3. Very versatile 4. I love peanut butter! If you don't love pb these are not for you. The first 9 small cookies I made...

This is my trademark recipe that I received many years ago from a friend. My version though is less sugar (1/2 cup not 1 cup) and I add 1/2 cup chocolate chips. I bake for 10 minutes at 350 de...

This is a great recipie if you need a quick dessert. I was surprised that they turned out so great with only 3 ingedients! I used white sugar and they turned out fine. I would highly reccomend ...

These were sooo easy and sooo good! The best part is, that they are very inexpensive to make. They also stay really soft. I added 1/2 cup of oats, to give some extra texture, nice recepie!

A great recipe for when you need a cookie fix fast ^_^ Tips: * sprinkle plain unsalted peanuts and a little extra brown sugar on top of the cookies for decoration * make sure to give plenty of...

I was craving peanut butter cookies last night, but didn't want to go through the fuss of "making cookies", so I decided to try these. Wow, was I surprised! They are the richest, most decadent p...

You can't ask for an easier recipe...they were a hit...but you HAVE to wait for them to cool on the sheet or else they will crumble..have had numerous request for them..thanks for sharing =0)

These are great! My two trays needed just under 10 minutes to cook. I used peanut butter with chocolate swirled through it.