Thursday, September 19

Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are most people's favorite, but I think that peanut butter can be just as good. This recipe is super low maintenance but the results are incredible! A soft, crumbly cookie (almost shortbread-like) with intense peanut butter flavor and a great balance of salty and sweet. It's pretty much impossible to eat just one, and you can always drizzle a little melted chocolate on top for some added sweetness. A glass of milk must be served alongside.

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies:
  • Use a mixer to blend together 1/2 c. creamy peanut butter and 1/2 c. softened unsalted butter until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in 1/2 c. white sugar and 1/2 c. brown sugar, then beat in 1 egg and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.*
  • Stir in 1 c. all-purpose flour, 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt until just combined.
  • Arrange heaping tsp. of dough onto a lined baking sheet, then dip a fork in flour a press down on each cookie to form a cross-hatch pattern.
  • Bake cookies for 8-12 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.**
  • Let the cookies cool, then serve.

Makes two dozen cookies
*Make sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl occasionally.
**Cookies will still be pretty soft but will firm up as they cool.