Peanut Butter Cookies

Alyscia Lee-Ann Patton, Reporter

I learned this recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies when I was only six-years-old. I would make these cookies with my grandma every time I visited, which was pretty often. I’ve looked at some other recipes, but a lot of them are a lot more complicated and take more time than this one. 



  • 1 cup of sugar 
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 egg 
  • Peanut butter morsels ( optional ) 
  • Another cup of sugar 
  • Water 



  • Large bowl 
  • Fork
  • Plate
  • Small ice-cream scoop ( optional ) 
  • Parchment paper\ pam spray 
  • Large pan 
  • Small bowl\plate


Begin by mixing the sugar, the peanut butter, and the egg in a large bowl. An electrical mixer works better for stirring the three ingredients together, but a normal spoon would work as well. If peanut butter morsels sound good, go ahead and mix them in with everything else. Be sure parchment paper has been placed or pam spray has been sprayed on the pan. Right here, be sure to remember to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Once all of the ingredients are mixed together, take a small ice cream scoop, or use a hand, to get small amounts of the mix. If there wasn’t an ice cream scoop, the only option was to use your hand and roll the small amount of the mixture into a small ball. If an ice cream scoop was used, the ball should already be formed. 

Now that the cookie balls are laid out on the pan, take the plate or bowl, whichever one you used, and put about one cup of sugar in or on it.  Make sure to get the end on the fork wet, and dip it in sugar. Make sure that the fork isn’t completely coated in sugar, or the cookies might turn out too sweet. With the end of your fork, softly press into the top of one of the cookie balls horizontally and vertically. Do this with all of your cookies. 

After the patterns on the cookies have been finished, sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar on each one, though that is optional. Put the cookies in the oven. They should be done between five to fifteen minutes. After taking the cookies out of the oven, let them sit on the pan for about five to ten minutes, so they don’t fall apart. 

Let the cookies cool for a few minutes, and then they should be ready to eat! Enjoy!