- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar (if you don't have brown, the original recipe actually calls for 1 cup of sugar so you can substitute)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon baking soda (or 1/2 T. of self-rising flour)
Mix peanut butter and both sugars until smooth. Add egg, vanilla and soda and mix until well blended (don't overmix, though, or your cookies will be tough)
Roll dough into 2-inch balls and roll in sugar. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Press cookies lightly with fork in criss-cross pattern.
Bake 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool for fifteen minutes before removing from cookie sheet.
The cookies are very "peanut buttery" and are on the chewy side. I would have never known they weren't "real" cookies if I'd eaten them without knowing the recipe.