Easy Peanut Butter Cookies That Will Blow Your Mind!
Who doesn’t love peanut butter cookies? This 2-ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe is shockingly easy! I wish I had made these years ago!
Why did I choose to make peanut butter cookies like these?
My family and I make a lot of sugar cookies for the holidays every year. We like to use cookie cutters and decorate them. I mixed up my homemade sugar cookie dough a lot for last Christmas. You can check out that recipe here.
Sugar cookies got really old by the first of the year. I had bought a couple of tubes of sugar cookie dough towards the end. There was still one left. I wanted to make something out of it so it wouldn’t go to waste. I decided to make peanut butter cookies from the dough! It’s so ridiculously easy!
Why haven’t I been making these peanut butter cookies all along?
You only need TWO ingredients!
You will need one tube of sugar cookie dough and some peanut butter.
Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare the cookie sheet. I bake cookies on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. I wet my finger with water and smear it onto the cookie sheet and then add the parchment paper to it. This keeps it from rolling up while I’m trying to place the cookie dough balls it.
Take the cookie dough out of the package. Crumble it into little pieces.
Add the peanut butter to the cookie dough. I added 1/2 a cup of peanut butter. I couldn’t add a full cup to my dough because it started to get a little looser than I cared for it to be after adding a 1/2 cup. I think this happened because the cookie dough was nearing the end of its sell-by date. Your best bet is to add the peanut butter in a little at a time.
Mix until dough and the peanut butter is well combined. The dough should be dry enough to roll into a small ball. It shouldn’t be crumbly or wet. There shouldn’t be streaks of peanut butter in the dough.
Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. A teaspoon can be used so all of the balls will be the same size. I just eyeball it. Place each ball on the cookie sheet a couple of inches apart.
Use a fork and a small amount of granulated sugar or powdered sugar for this step. Take the fork and lightly press it into the ball to flatten it. Then dip the fork into the sugar, cross over the last fork mark to make an X in the cookie.
Do this process until all of the cookies have been done.
Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. I like my peanut butter cookies to be moist and chewy. I baked mine for 8 minutes. If you want your cookies to be a little harder/crunchier leave them in another couple of minutes.
There you go! How easy was that?! Now you have a recipe for the easiest 2-ingredient peanut butter cookies. If you are a person that doesn’t like to have to gather all of the ingredients and measure everything just to make cookies, give this peanut butter cookie recipe a try! It will be worth it!