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Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Updated on July 20, 2013
Here are the easiest peanut butter cookies you will ever make and are oh so delicious.
Here are the easiest peanut butter cookies you will ever make and are oh so delicious.

Peanut Information And More

Jimmy Carter, the favorite son of Plains, Georgia made the humble peanut famous in 1976, when he became the first and only peanut farmer to be elected President of the United States. Suddenly the world was cooking peanuts, they roasted and fried them, The boiled peanut stepped into the spotlight, as well. The recipe was simple, wash a gallon of fresh, unshelled green peanuts and place them in a large pot. Cover with water, add salt, and boil until tender. Then let them stand in the water until cool. Eat one and you'll eat a dozen, so grab something for the hulls.

Here's Another Way To Cook Peanuts

Raw peanuts can be roasted in the shell by spreading them out in a shallow baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes stirring them occasionally. Roast shelled peanuts the same way for 15 minutes or until golden.

Is There Any Real Difference Between Cocktail Peanuts, Dry-Roasted Peanuts, Boiled Peanuts, And Raw Peanuts.

Cocktail peanuts have usually been roasted in oil, and sometimes still wear their red skin. Dry-roasted peanuts are roasted by dry heat so they aren't quite as moist. Boiled peanuts have been boiled and are wet and mushy. Raw peanuts have an uncooked taste and are typically used in recipes, such as peanut brittle, where they will be cooked. They can also be fried and eaten as a snack. Sometimes raw peanuts can be difficult to find. Look for them at produce stands or in the produce section of your local supermarket.

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a spreadable blend of peanuts, vegetable oil, and salt sold in forms, smooth or chunky. Most peanut butter is used in a sandwich spread, but it can also be used in recipes for pies, cakes and cookies. Oh man did someone say cookies. Incidently peanut butter cookies are the second most popular cookie in the world. Chocolate chip cookies are the most popular cookies in the world.

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Here is the recipe for the easiest and best Peanut Butter Cookies that you will ever eat. And most people just can't believe how easy these cookies are to make and most are very amazed at what goes in the cookies. If you have seen a variation of this easy peanut butter cookie recipe before you will see that this one is just a bit different to what you are used to. And if you love peanut butter like I do you'll love this recipe for the easiest peanut butter cookies ever.

And now I am going to walk you through making the easiest peanut butter cookies ever. But first your going to have to make a choice as to whether you want smooth or chunky peanut butter and I will tell you just for me that Jiff Crunchy Peanut Butter makes the best peanut butter cookies but I also make them from time to time with Jiff Smooth Peanut Butter.  In order to make your peanut butter cookies your going to need.

1. 1 Cup Smooth Or Crunchy Peanut Butter.

2. 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar.

3. 1/2 Cup White Granulated Sugar.

4. 1 Large Egg.

Mix all your ingredients together in a large mixing bowl and roll out into small pecan size balls. Once you get them all rolled out into the balls mix the below up.

1. 1/2 Cup Light Brown Sugar.

2. 1/2 Cup White Granulated Sugar.

Sprinkle the above sugar mixture out onto a flat surface and roll your cookie balls through it. Then place each of the cookie balls onto a baking sheet or baking pan and flatten both ways with the tines of a fork to leave marks on them.

You now want to bake your cookies for 10-12 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven and be sure not to overcook or allow to really brown. Let them set a few minutes at room temperature to firm up and you have just made the easiest peanut butter cookies you will ever make. And the best tasting peanut butter cookies you will ever make. 


You want to roll your cookies out in small balls and place on your baking sheet or pan.
You want to roll your cookies out in small balls and place on your baking sheet or pan.
Then take the tines of a fork and flatten your cookies out flat going back and forth to make marks on your cookies like in the photo.
Then take the tines of a fork and flatten your cookies out flat going back and forth to make marks on your cookies like in the photo.

Peanut Butter

Storage

An unopened jar of regular peanut butter will stay fresh in a cool, dry place up to 2 years. Once opened the flavor will deteriorate after 3 months. If its refrigerated it will keep for 6 months.

Food Safety Tip

When I bring home items that go in the pantry or on the spice shelf I use a pernament black magic marker to write the date on the top of the package so I know exactly when it came into my kitchen.

Allergies

If someone in your house is allergic to nuts they are probably also allergic to peanuts so don't take the chance. People who are allergic to peanuts are also allergic to peanut oil so always ask ahead of time what the item or items were fried in. If it was fried in peanut oil don't let anyone allergic to peanuts eat it.


Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

I almost always use Jiff brand peanut butter when I make my peanut butter cookies. You can look at the pictures above and see exactly how you should make and pan up these cookies. I wish I had a dollar for everyone of these wonderful cookies that I've made. And yes I really have got up and made these wonderful cookies at 4 AM.

When you mix up the sugars be sure to use light brown sugar and regular white granulated sugar. These two sugars mixed together do the job perfectly.

Here's where it gets real important. When you make these cookies be sure that you don't overbake them. You want these cookies to cook for 10 - 12 minutes in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. If your going to be doing a lot of baking you'll want to equip your oven with a heavy duty oven thermometer. Most home ovens don't produce the tempurature that the dial calls for so be sure to double check, especially when baking.

If you have comments , questions , tips or suggestions please post below. Also if you make the easiest peanut butter cookies ever post a comment below.

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    • crazyhorsesghost profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Byers 

      8 years ago from East Coast , United States

      These are truly the easiest peanut butter cookies ever and the most delicious peanut butter cookies ever.

    • Veronica Bright profile image

      Veronica Bright 

      8 years ago from Nebraska

      The cookies look yummy! Just in time for the holiday season too!

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