Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

Hi again everybody!

It’s the last day of my 7 Cookies in 7 Days series! I’m almost sad to see it end. But, at least now I won’t have SO MANY tempting cookies around! I hope y’all have enjoyed the series as much as I’ve enjoyed making all these goodies to share with you!

Today’s cookie is kind of a “traditional” cookie…a good ole peanut butter cookie. They’re made with the same cookie mix so, again, it’s a quick cookie to whip up…not to mention it’s so good!

Also, if you’d prefer, you can use a crunchy peanut butter or even a different nut butter, such as almond butter, cashew butter, etc. (I haven’t tried this recipe with anything besides peanut butter but it should still turn out good with an alternative.)

Also, in light of my sister Allie’s nut allergy, I have to add that there ARE nut-free butters out there that aren’t too hard to find that you can substitute instead of any other nut butter in this recipe.

One such product is Biscoff spread. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’ve read about it for people with nut allergies. (One place on the ‘net says it’s even available at Wal Mart but I haven’t had a chance to look for it yet.) It’s a product made in Belgium from Biscoff cookies. It’s made with GMO-free ingredients too, so I definitely find that a plus!

For more info on Biscoff spread, you can go here: http://www.biscoff.com/indulge/biscoff-cookie-butter.

Until next time…

Happy Cooking!

~Renee

Adding the peanut butter to the cookie mix...

Adding the peanut butter to the cookie mix…

...along with a little vanilla...

…along with a little vanilla…

...and 1/4 extra brown sugar.

…and 1/4 extra brown sugar.

And, don't forget the beaten eggs! (Seriously, I was doing too many things at once and almost forgot the eggs!)

And, don’t forget the beaten eggs! (Seriously, I was doing too many things at once and almost forgot the eggs!)

Here, I've made the dough into balls on my cookie sheet...

Here, I’ve made the dough into balls on my cookie sheet…

...and now I'm pressing a fork cross-wise into the dough. It doesn't stick to the fork if you dip it into sugar before you press it into the cookie.

…and now I’m pressing a fork cross-wise into the dough. It doesn’t stick to the fork if you dip it into sugar before you press it into the cookie.

They look so pretty!

They look so pretty!

Yummy peanut butter cookies ready for giving as a gift. (I may have also eaten 1...or 3...)

Yummy peanut butter cookies ready for giving as a gift. (I may have also eaten 1…or 3…)

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

3 Cups Basic Cookie Mix

1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

2 Eggs, beaten

1/2 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter (or alternative)*

Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with non-stick spray; set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients til well combined. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch balls. Slightly flatten with fork tines, pressing lightly first one way then cross-wise. (See photo)

Bake at 375°F for about 11 minutes or til cookies are lightly browned around the edges.

Makes approximately 2 dozen cookies.

*You can substitute a different nut butter or a nut-free alternative spread such as Biscoff Spread instead of the peanut butter.

**RECIPE AND PHOTOS BY RENEE’S GOURMETS**

©Renee Norris

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