How to make it

  • Preheat Oven 350.
  • Mix sugar and baking soda together; stir in egg until well blended.
  • Add peanut butter and stir until dough stiffens.
  • I use a small (1 1/4" scoop) to form the 'balls'.
  • You will need a fork and sugar for the cross hatch marks.
  • Hint: Use red sugar for creamy and green sugar for crunchy.
  • Place 'balls' on baking sheet about 2" apart.
  • Dip fork in sugar and very gently press cross hatch marks onto tops of 'balls'.
  • Do not flatten out the 'balls' or the end result will be a burnt cookie!
  • Place cookies in oven and set timer for 8 minutes.
  • Check cookies; if the cookies are not firm to the touch, allow to bake for one minute intervals (check after each minute) until firm.
  • Some ovens are 'faster' and you can burn these cookies very quickly if not careful.
  • Allow to cool on baking sheet for 4-5 minutes; removing to wire racks to finish cooling.
  • Warning: these cookies will literally melt in your mouth. It is almost impossible to eat just one!

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