Easy Peanut Butter Cookies from Ingredients You Already Have!

I pretty much never post recipes for one simple reason: I hate cooking.  I do like to bake occasionally though, but I have one stipulation… I will usually only bake something using ingredients that I already have in my kitchen. I’m probably the most impatient person ever, so when I have a craving for something, I want it now. I don’t want to wait to obtain all of the ingredients and then make a big production out of it. These peanut butter cookies are heaven. I promise you.  I found the recipe in the depths of the internet while tossing aside all of the other cookie recipes that required additional ingredients that I didn’t already have. I modified it a bit (original called for margarine and white flour, I used butter and whole wheat flour) and I swear that if you try these you’ll have trouble staying away from them.


2/3 cup of natural peanut butter
1/2 cup of butter
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp of vanilla
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1/4 tsp of salt

* Note about peanut butter: natural peanut butter should be made out of peanuts and pretty much nothing else.  Check the ingredients label next time you buy it… I was shocked at the amount of added ingredients when comparing brands on the grocery store shelves. Just a helpful tip! It’s not necessary for this recipe to have 100% natural peanut butter, or whole wheat flour for that matter, but whenever I can substitute something for a healthier option I try… and margarine, well, I don’t put that chemically engineered stuff into my body so it’s butter all the way!

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Mix the peanut butter, butter, both sugars, egg, and vanilla in a bowl until well blended. Add the remaining ingredients and mix.  Spoon balls of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets and press with a fork. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Easiest recipe ever, or what? What’s your fav type of freshly baked cookie?

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By Dana Fox

Founder of the Wonder Forest blog and brand and bestselling author of the Watercolor With Me book series.

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