So here are my favorite cookies. I know this recipe came from Gourmet, sometime in the 90s...
The Best Peanut Butter Cookies (and they're gluten-free for my niece!)
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix PB and sugar together until combined well. Mix in egg and baking soda.
Use a teaspoon to portion dough, roll into a ball with your hands, and place on baking sheet, about 1 inch apart. Use tines of a fork to flatten balls and make a crosshatch pattern. Bake 8-10 minutes, until golden.
Wait a couple minutes once cookies come out of the oven, then carefully move to a cooling rack. Store in airtight container for a few days (good luck with that -- these don't last long at my house) or freeze.
I once snuck these cookies, still warm from the oven, into a movie theatre. We shared with our nearest neighbors, and as word spread, we shared so many that we ran out.