I made those cookies for a co-worker’s birthday. The co-worker was a chocoholic...and also liked peanut butter. We had a very busy week at work, so I was pretty exhausted.
I decided on this modified recipe, because it only takes 20 minutes from start to finish, and I usually had all the ingredients on hand.
- 1 cup peanut butter (preferably extra chunky)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla (optional)
- 2-3 tbsp cocoa powder
Preheat oven to 350oF. Mix all ingredients. Roll into one inch balls and flatten. (Optional: sprinkle sugar or crushed nuts on top). Bake 10 minutes. Let cool for a couple minutes before taking them off the baking sheet (they break easily when hot).
That’s all there is to it.