Last updated on December 9th, 2020 at 06:39 am
The recipe that I am going to share here is my all-time favorite! I have been making these cookies for almost twenty years.
The first time I made them, I was a poor college student looking for easy and cheap ways to make food. My cousin shared this one with me.
I never could come up with a good name for them. Then one day my granddaughter informed me that I made “the best cookies in the world!” Hence, the name.
I have seen similar recipes. As a matter of fact, I opened my favorite magazine Better Homes and Gardens a couple of months ago and there, under their gluten-free cookie recipes, was one that looked very much like mine.
However, they had left out one very essential ingredient – chocolate. A cookie just is not a proper cookie if it does not contain chocolate. 🙂
No matter who I make these for or what event I take them to, they always disappear. If you want any, be sure and hide a few as you make them.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips (I prefer dark chocolate.)
1 cup peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees (Fahrenheit).
Step 1: Mix the sugar and egg together. This is important to do first. If the egg is not mixed into the sugar properly, it will not blend well with the peanut butter.
Step 2: Mix in the peanut butter. Make sure the mixture is smooth.
Step 3: Add the chocolate chips. Mix until chocolate is well distributed within the peanut butter mixture.
Step 4: Use a regular size eating spoon to place a spoon sized blob (there is really no other way to describe it) of the mixture on a baking sheet. Place blob’s about two inches apart.
Step 5: Cook in the oven between 10 and 12 minutes. Take out of the oven and immediately move to a cooling rack.
Note: Do not overcook! These cookies dry out quickly. It is better to be a bit underdone. When the peanut butter looks “set” instead of “melty”, the cookies are done.
Everyone I know loves these cookies! They are simple to make and delicious to eat. I even eat them for breakfast sometimes. Let me know if you agree about whether or not they are the best cookies in the world.
Disclaimer: It has come to my attention that a few of my family recipes may possibly be found elsewhere. I am simply giving them to you as they have been written in my family cookbooks for years. Where my family may or may not have obtained them through the years, is a complete mystery to me and any similarities are completely unintentional.