Before you start mixing the ingredients together, go ahead and preheat your oven! You can also take your cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper.
Into a large bowl, use your measuring cup to combine the ingredients in this order:
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- 1 egg
Using a spoon, stir until everything is thoroughly combined into a cohesive dough. Make sure you stir more than you think you need to ensure that you get everything mixed together.
How large you want your cookies to be is entirely up to you. Using the same spoon I mixed the dough together with, I formed the dough into little balls about 1/2" in diameter and placed them onto the cookie sheet an inch apart from each other.
Using your fork, press lightly against the top of the cookies, with the prongs facing in one direction. When you've pressed against all of the cookies, rotate the cookie sheet, and repeat the step, with the prongs of your fork crossing through the lines you've just created.
Since this dough won't really rise or expand too far, this step will help give your cookies that standard circular shape and make them look pretty post bake!
Into the 350˚ Fahrenheit oven your cookies go for anywhere from 6 to 9 minutes. 6 minutes will give you chewier cookies and 9 minutes will give you cookies that are crunchier.
After extracting them from the oven, let them cool for five minutes before you attempt to move or eat them. Even if you let them bake for 9 minutes, they'll be more likely to fall apart on you if you try to move them while they're too hot.
I like to set the entire pan on a cooling rack for at least five minutes before indulging!
If you like to save your dough for later consumption, you can freeze your dough for anywhere from 9 to 12 months!
I like to place the cookies, already scored, on a lined cookie sheet before wrapping it tightly in plastic and popping it in the freezer. When I'm ready for cookies again, I can just take it out of the freezer and pop it into the oven. Cookies whenever you please!