These delectable Peanut Butter Cookies are perfectly rich, nutty, and incredibly easy to make! Only three ingredients are essential in creating this addictive treat, but we got a little fancy and added in a vanilla bean.
Makes about a dozen cookies.
1 cup Peanut Butter (we used a creamy, all-natural kind)
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 large Egg
½ Vanilla Bean, split and scraped (can be substituted with 1 tsp vanilla bean extract or paste)
Preheat your oven to 325°F.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or non-stick silicon baking mat.
In a large bowl, add in all ingredients and stir until well combined.
Roll into 1½-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
For the classic Peanut Butter Cookie “look”, flatten in a crisscross pattern with tines of fork.
Bake until golden brown—it took us about 15 minutes in our oven.
Let cookies cool on sheet for a minute before moving to a cooling rack.
Tip: Don’t throw your used vanilla beans away! They are great for making vanilla sugar and infusing into creams for dessert. Make sure to use a clean knife and surface when processing to avoid cross-contamination or spoilage.