Peanut Butter Cookies

I think we can safely say that everyone loves peanut butter. Except maybe people who are allergic to it, and to them I say: I’m sooooo sorry. Luckily, the rest of us get to indulge in its creamy, nutty deliciousness in many different ways: on a sandwich, from a spoon, and, best of all, IN COOKIES!

Peanut Butter Cookies

I set out to create a peanut butter cookie recipe that fully embraced the peanut butter flavor, without any overpowering spices or other additions. A high ratio of brown sugar to granulated sugar complements the peanut butter flavor beautifully in these cookies.

Peanut butter cookies

A large amount of flour makes these cookie thick and soft in the middle, giving them the perfect texture for a peanut butter cookie. And just LOOK at those beautiful cracks!

Peanut butter cookies

Don’t use natural peanut butter in this recipe, as it has too many natural oils that aren’t emulsified with the butter and will prevent the mixture from coming together. You’ll need to chill the dough for at least 2 hours for the dough to become a more stable mixture and in order for the flavors to combine fully. I recommend that you make the dough the day before you want to bake the cookies and allow the dough to chill overnight, as this gives the best flavor.

Peanut Butter Cookies

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Classically, a peanut butter cookie has a cross hatch and is rolled in granulated sugar before baking. These steps are both optional, but I think they give the cookies the perfect aesthetic!

Peanut butter cookies

Warning: you may need to make a double batch, as these won’t last long once you take the first bite! I would also recommend getting these in the oven as quickly as possible since the dough is pretty irresistible too! Good luck! 😉

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Peanut Butter Cookies
Soft, thick, and packed with peanut butter flavor!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.
  2. Add the peanut butter and mix until combined.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  6. Chill the dough in the fridge for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.
  7. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Roll the dough into balls of about 1 tablespoon of dough.
  9. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and use a fork to create a crosshatch on top of each cookie.
  10. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool for 10 minutes on the sheets before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
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2 Replies to “Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. these look amazing

    1. michelle55436@gmail.com says: Reply

      Thank you Juliet!

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