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! I would save my Reese’s peanut butter cups for last when I went through all my Halloween candy as kid. 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!
Next time I might add some chocolate drizzled on top or sneak in some white chocolate chips…mmmm! Do you have any favourite peanut butter recipes?
Peanut Butter 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, packed
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 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In electric stand mixer bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, and sugars until smooth, about 3-5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
- In a small bowl, stir 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!