I am not a fan of peanut butter cookies, but after trying these, I have become one. These taste like sugar cookies with peanut butter, not a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. I found this recipe on one of my favorite sites, Simply Recipes.
- 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 egg, whisked
- 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Beat the butter on medium high for 2 minutes. Add the white sugar and then the brown sugar and beat for 2 more minutes. Add the peanut butter and egg.
In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients and stir with a whisk. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar mixture.
When done mixing, scoop the dough onto a flat surface lined with plastic wrap. Roll into a ball and cover with plastic wrap, then foil. Chill the dough for 3 hours in the refrigerator (or overnight).
When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 375F and take the dough out. Let it rest 5 minutes. Scoop the dough into 1 1/4 inch balls and press each ball down on a cookie sheet with a fork to flatten. Create a criss-cross pattern with the fork. Bake at 375F for 9-10 minutes, until light brown. (For chewier cookies, bake at 300F for 15 minutes).
Yield: About 24 cookies