These cookies have 4 ingredients and are so perfect with or without the chocolate on top. This time I got creative with leftover valentines candy and used Reese’s hearts. The traditional recipe calls for Hershey’s Kisses so I used those also. The key to these cookies is cooking them long enough but not too long (about 8 minutes at 350*)
– 1 cup peanut butter
– 1 cup sugar
– 1 egg
– 1 tsp vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Form into 1.5-2 inch balls and flatten into discs on a cookie sheet
Flatten the cookies with the back of a dinner fork. If the fork is sticking, run it under the sink to wet it. If the cookie dough is crumbling too much, hold the dough with one hand as you flatten with a fork in the other hand.
Bake for 8 minutes. Unwrap chocolate candies while the cookies are baking. As soon as you take the sheet out of the oven, gently press a candy in the middle of each cookie.
You can do the candies before baking as well, but they might lose shape a little.