Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

January 1, 2018

Peanut Butter is one of my favorite things…it’s all the way up there with dark chocolate. They’re both so so so good. And together they’re even better, which is why Reese’s peanut butter cups are so amazing.

Anyways, peanut butter cookies are one of the easiest things to make and they’re delicious. I hadn’t made them in such a long time, but some of my co-workers requested I make them and I ended up making two batches in one week!

Something about the classic criss-cross pattern across the top just makes me happy 🙂

Here’s my recipe for peanut butter cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 1/2 cups JIF Peanut Butter

1 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

In a mixer, cream the butter and the sugar for 2-3 minutes until fluffy. Then add the eggs and vanilla until combined. Next add the peanut butter.

After all wet ingredients have been combined, slowly add the dry ingredients until the peanut butter dough forms 🙂

Peanut butter cookie dough is slightly drier than most cookie doughs, but it is perfect for forming round cookie dough balls. You’ll want to roll the dough into 1-2 inch balls and place them on your baking tray.

Once rolled and placed on the tray grab a fork! The fork is what you’ll use to create the criss-cross pattern typically seen on peanut butter cookies. Just press the fork into the cookie ball one way and then flip it to create the pattern.

Once the oven is up to temperature, put the cookies into the oven and let them bake for 8-10 minutes. Mine cooked in about 8 minutes, but it can vary depending on your oven temperature.

Enjoy the cookies straight out of the oven or let them cool! I love love love these with a nice cup of coffee 🙂

Peanut Butter Cookies

 

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