Straight from my Mom's kitchen to mine. Except I added chocolate. Which is kind of a no brainer, since I can't think of anything that isn't better with some chocolate. I think this would also be tasty with some toasted shredded coconut thrown in.
1 c peanut butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 c brown sugar
1 c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
*Grease that cookie sheet. Or, preferably, get thee some parchment paper.
*Mix peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla and egg.
*Once you have that all combined, fold in the chocolate chips.
*Roll into small balls, flatten slightly (I like to press them with a fork and get the hash marks like my Mom always did though I clearly forgot that in the above picture, whoops), and put on greased cookie sheet. They don't spread much, so feel free to cram them in within reason.
*Bake 10 - 12 minutes.
This dough freezes really well too. All in all, the dough makes 24 small cookies. I like to bake half at once this way nobody in my house overdoes it and the next time I'm craving something sweet (read: cranky), I am 10 minutes away from cookies.
Per cookie, the nutritional info as follows: