Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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I love peanut butter in my treats, really love it. As a kid our favorite after school snack was a spoonful of peanut butter. Now the idea of a spoonful of peanut butter is pretty over the top, I don’t even like peanut butter sandwiches… BUT Peanut butter and deserts are my favorites. I have been searching for the perfect peanut butter cookie recipe for years.

the most perfect peanut butter cookie recipe you'll ever try

Then I came across an amazing, and simple peanut butter cookie recipe from Emily at Is This Really My Life. You’ll never have a better peanut butter cookie! I love to add mini chocolate chips to the recipe and I ADORE eating them as S’mores!

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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3/4 C butter at room temperature
  • 3/4 C brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 C  peanut butter (creamy or chunky)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C sugar (for coating)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350
  • Cream the butter.  
  • Add the brown sugar and the 1/2 cup sugar and cream together.
  • Beat in the peanut butter until smooth
  • Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until combined.
  • Mix in the vanilla.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and combine well. It's more moist than most cookies, so don't go adding a bunch of extra flour to bring it up to a normal dough, it's perfect just the way it is.
  • Pour the remaining 1/4 C sugar in a small bowl.
  • Take a heaping tablespoon of and form into a ball, I use a #100 scoop.
  • Coat the ball in sugar by rolling it around in the bowl.
  • Place on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Press the tines of a fork into the balls to create the cross-cross pattern on the top and to flatten the dough just a bit.
  • Bake 9 to 10 minutes, they'll be super soft but will set as they cool.
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