Here’s a super easy one using Bisquick. I cannot say it is THE best PB cookie I have ever eaten (I am a fanatic), but it’s quick, easy and will definitely fill the bill when that PB cookie craving hits! And not less than 5 ingredients, but I normally have all this stuff on hand.
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar (granulated or packed light brown sugar)
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups Bisquick
Heat the oven to 400 F.
Blend peanut butter, sugar, shortening, and water with an electric hand-held mixer until smooth. Stir in Bisquick.
Drop small teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheets.
Press with a fork which has been dipped in a little dry Bisquick or flour.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes about 4 to 5 dozen peanut butter cookies.