The Chewiest Peanut Butter Cookie
Food and Drink

Excerpted from The Ultimate Sports Fans Cookbook by David Bowers, Skyhorse Publishing/January 2014

The Chewiest Peanut Butter Cookie

"This recipe is no secret, but if you haven’t tried it, you may be surprised to find that it makes the peanut butter cookie of your dreams! It’s chewy and dense and bursting with peanut butter flavor. Use any brand of peanut butter, chunky or smooth, but you’ll get a particularly good flavor and texture from natural peanut butter with salt but no added sugar."

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Makes: 2 dozen


1 cup peanut butter

1 cup sugar, plus more for dipping

1 egg

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream together the peanut butter and sugar in a medium mixing bowl, and then beat in the egg.

Shape the dough into 24 balls and divide them between two ungreased cookie sheets. Put a little sugar in a saucer or flat dish and dip a fork into it. Make a crisscross mark on top of each, to flatten the cookie.

Bake for eight minutes, until just golden and set. Don’t over bake! As soon as the cookies smell as if they’re done, they probably are.