The Pocket Guide: Party-Ready Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

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It’s that time of year again. The days are short and the nights are filled with more holiday parties than you could possibly attend. It may be cold, but there’s no better way to warm up than to get festive with friends and family (and some strangers, too).

And let’s be honest, one of the best parts of holiday parties is the table full of delicious seasonal food. From gingerbread men to hot cocoa and eggnog, the assortment of treats brings endless joy.

But let’s not forget that sometimes you’ve got to be the one to pitch in and bring something. Whether you’re contributing to the office potluck or just feeding your loved ones, these three-ingredient (and gluten-free) peanut butter cookies are easy and delicious crowd-pleasers. The key words here are EASY and DELICIOUS. Seriously. So easy and so good. The hard part is pulling yourself out of a peanut butter coma after you eat them all yourself.

Read on:


• 1 cup sugar
• 1 cup peanut butter (I think the creamy versions of Jiff or Skippy work best)
• 1 egg


• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

• Mix ingredients together. It’s easiest to combine the sugar and the egg first and then mix in the peanut butter.

• Roll mixture into balls and place onto greased baking sheet.

• Take a fork and press down onto each dough ball, making a criss-crossing pattern across the center of the cookie.

• Bake for 7-15 minutes (depending on cookie size and desired texture) or until the tops are just golden brown. The cookies may seem too soft when you first take them out but they will harden within minutes.



1394057_10200702247463101_256931400_nI’m Molly Fessenden and I am avid reader, writer, traveler, and eater. A native New Yorker, I’ve just moved back home after spending two years in Boston, where I began my career in digital media. I started writing for the Women’s iLab with the intention of sharing my thoughts on all things good. From books and food to wine and travel, there’s so much to enjoy and so little time to get around to actually doing it. The goal of the Pocket Guide is to provide you with some brief highlights of things worth reading, seeing, tasting, and doing.
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