1 Cup Peanut Butter
1 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla (or Vanilla Extract)
Preheat oven to 350^ F. Mix all ingredients together very well, until completely blended.
Next, roll walnut sized balls and place on cookie sheet. After you have rolled all the balls, use a fork to criss-cross a design on top of the balls, lightly pressing down so that it looks like really small squares.
Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Cookies will not look done when they are ready. If you bake them too long, they will be really crunchy or burnt and definitely not very good! 🙂
Let cool on cooling rack until set. Make 1 dozen cookies.
I can usually have a batch of these whipped up in less than 20 minutes, bake time included.
I have been known to add M ‘n’ M’s, nuts, or chocolate chips to these for variety.
You can also make Peanut Butter Blossoms by baking these, and pressing a Hershey’s Kiss into the center of each one. They make wonderful holiday cookies! 🙂