1 cup of peanut butter
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (real) extract
Put all these ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Mix with a hand mixer until combined.
I use a one inch ice cream scoop.
I get a generous scoop and place it on my sheet.
Roll each scoop of cookie mixture into a ball and put back on the cookie sheet.
Take a fork and press the peanut butter balls down one way.
Then press them with the fork the opposite way, to make a criss cross.
Bake 350 for 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool on rack.
Make them even Better
They're good just as they are but, I also like to take half the batch and make peanut butter chocolate cookies.
You will need a container of store bought milk chocolate frosting. Put a few heaping tablespoons in a microwave proof (small) bowl. Melt at 5 second intervals, stirring after each time. Until it has melted and it has the consistency of chocolate syrup.
It usually only takes about 10 seconds for mine to melt.
Take a fork and drizzle the icing on your cookies. Allow the cookies to stay put until the icing has set.
Then either enjoy them yourself or pack some up and share some of these delicious cookies with a friend. I make them for the family and also I put them in packages I love to give as gifts.
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