Peanut Butter Cookies

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.

7585929872_IMG_6609I 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


Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. and line baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In electric stand mixer bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, and sugars until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add mixture into peanut butter mixture until well combined.
  4. Roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls and place onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Using a fork, slightly press down on each ball to create a criss-cross pattern.
  6. 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!

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TIP: Dip fork in a bit of water while pressing cookies to avoid dough sticking to fork.

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