Do you ever get a craving for something? Perhaps it’s something you rarely eat but enjoy once in a while. Perhaps it’s something you’re not suppose to be eating but it’s okay juuust once. The other day I had a craving for peanut butter cookies! Before this craving, I couldn’t tell you that last time I made peanut butter cookies.
I love peanut butter! I’m the person that eats a big spoonful, straight from the jar for a little snack. Press some chocolate chips in there, even better! As a kid, I would save all my Reese’s peanut butter cups for last. Who ever created the wonderful combo of peanut butter and chocolate was onto something great!
Surprisingly enough, I don’t have many recipes that involve peanut butter. But one I do have is for these scrumptious peanut butter cookies! I believe peanut butter cookies are a classic, everyone should have them in their cookie collection. I made these up when I had that peanut butter craving and they were exactly what I need!
Feeling a little something extra sweet?! Trying spreading some Nutella on top of one of these cookies….ooohhh boy, game changer!
Peanut Butter Cookies
Yield: 34 cookies
1 cup creamy or smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In electric stand mixer bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, and sugars until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add mixture into peanut butter mixture until well combined.
- Roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls and place onto prepared baking sheets.
- Using a fork, slightly press down on each ball to create a criss-cross pattern.
- Bake for 6-9 minutes or until edges start to become golden. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack. Enjoy!
TIP: Dip fork in a bit of water while pressing cookies to avoid dough sticking to fork.