Let’s Make Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
“Want to help me make cookies?”
That’s sure to bring the sound of scuffling feet and scooting chairs.
Grands love to help make cookies! Pull a chair up to the counter for those younger grands who can’t do so themselves and let them help as much as possible. It is messier for sure, but definitely worth the trouble!
Measuring ingredients is a great math lesson- but don’t tell them that! Try doubling the recipe and helping them to figure out how much of each ingredient you will need. Do keep an eye out…I stopped a ½ cup of salt from going in a recipe one time!
Mix the Ingredients
Using a mixer is fun, but it’s a good time to practice holding it firmly by the handle, keeping the mixer level with the beaters straight up and down and shutting it completely off before scraping the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula or lifting it from the bowl. From experience I know that cookie dough sticks to the ceiling!!
Awesome Criss-Cross Pattern
The most fun part is rolling balls of dough, setting them on the cookie sheet and pressing them with a fork- in a criss-cross pattern!
Tip: It is good to cool the dough a few hours before rolling and pressing, it won’t stick to the fork quite as much.
Of course, always check with parents about peanut allergies before making or eating anything with peanuts in it.
Peanut Butter Cookies- Hot From the Oven
When the cookies are finished baking, pour up a glass of milk and try one hot out of the oven!
Don’t forget to offer some to Papa, mommy and daddy! Enjoy!!
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- 1 cup Peanut butter
- 1 cup White sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Help your little chef add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl, then use an electric mixer to beat until everything is completely combined.
- Scoop out a spoonful of the dough and roll it into a ball. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, leaving about 1 inch of space between each cookie.
- Press the back of a fork into the ball, flattening into a disk. Press the fork again into the cookie, changing it’s position to create a crosshatch pattern.
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies are slightly browned.
- Let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the pan, then transfer them to a wire rack to finish cooling.
- Enjoy with a big glass of milk!