Honestly, this is the easiest cookie recipe I've ever made, besides buying the pre-made dough. I think there are several websites that have the recipe. Cooks.com gets the credit here. These are so easy, my now five-year-old can help me make them. They're ready in less than fifteen minutes from start to finish...unless you have a five-year-old helping. Then, it might be more like twenty minutes! We like to add chocolate chips to our dough, but anything can be added for extra deliciousness. This is our go-to Santa cookie recipe, too.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (may decrease by 1 or 2 T if too sweet), plus extra for dipping
1 large egg
Optional: chocolate chips, raisins, M&M's, pretzels, etc.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the sugar and egg together. Add the peanut butter and any other optional ingredients. Combine until smooth. Form into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Dip a fork into sugar. Then, press the fork into the balls, forming a criss-cross pattern.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the pan for about 10 minutes to allow the cookies to set before transferring to a cooling rack.
Makes about 1 dozen.