Ingredients 1 cup peanut butter 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1 large or extra large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon table salt
optional: heaping 1/2 cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (I recommend dark or semi-sweet) optional: sugar for rolling
Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat peanut butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add egg, vanilla, baking soda, and salt. Mix for about a minute. Shape into balls, and if desired roll in sugar. Flatten with a criss cross pattern with a fork, or simply flatten with the bottom of a glass. Bake for 8-9 minutes, don’t overbake, and let them sit on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Makes 20 cookies.