Sunday, September 14, 2008

Peanut Butter Cookies

I call these cookies the "first thing I did as a teacher that inspired students". During the early days of my student teaching I made the cookies as a reward for the students one day and I had them all begging me for the recipe and they went home and made more cookies.

I made them this morning for Sunday School since we were doing a mini-wedding shower for a couple in our class. They were quite a hit there as well.

So, I have decided to lay out for you the very intricate process of The Great Peanut Butter Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Mix together: 1 cup peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, 1 egg, and 1 tsp vanilla
  3. Sprinkle Sugar on a large dinner plate.
  4. Roll peanut butter mixture into 1/2"- 1" size balls, then coat the balls lightly in sugar.
  5. Place peanut butter balls on cookie sheet 1/2"-1" apart.
  6. Using a fork press dough balls down lightly in a criss-cross pattern.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes until slightly brown.
  8. Allow to cool for one minute - gently flip cookies with spatula and allow to continue to cool (about 10 minutes) until firm enough to handle.

Do be sure to flip the cookie - - it really helps with the texture. I recommend serving with a glass of cold milk.



  1. No wonder these are so popular. These aren't peanut butter cookies, they're baked peanut butter!


  2. YUM! I really love peanut butter! Bring on the Baked Peanut Butter :)

  3. Btw, since you always complain about how terrible your cakes look, I thought you would enjoy this recipe as I hear it's delicious but supposed to look ugly. ;)

    I'll have to try it myself one of these days...along with your baked peanut butter. :D

  4. It is so funny that I hadn't read your blog and made these tonight then posted the recipe in my diary at bloop

  5. Thanks for the add on your blogroll