Soooooo I had a traumatizing baking experience, so I don't do it often. But this may just be my saving grace.

Ok, before I give you the recipe let me tell you about my baking nightmare.

When I was in high school, I made brownies for a class. Well these brownies LOOKED delicious, but when someone tried to cut into them, the plastic fork BROKE!!! It was so embarrassing, and I don't think I've baked anything that wasn't out of a can since then.

But then, I found this recipe...and I've found the secret! The less ingredients the better! So if you're like me and are too afraid to're golden (brown) with this recipe--see what I did there...

Here's what you need:

  • 1 cup of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 Tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Here's what you do:

Mix in all the ingredients above in a bowl. Make 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet (I used a little Pam so they wouldn't stick). Use a fork's tines to flatten them out --yeah that's what they're called 'tines'! lol

Bake them cookies at 325 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let them cool and enjoy!!!!

CLICK HERE to check out some variations and for step-by-step pictures :)

Credit: TSM Boise / Zizly