Peanut Butter Cookies

Lately I have been wanting to make peanut butter cookies and it has been quite a while since I have! I was so excited to be able to fine tune a recipe and I loved the way these turned out! The little sugar crystals on top are just sooo good. Everyone in this house freaks out over peanut butter. I don’t as much but I can say I definitely loved these cookies! They were so sweet and the perfect gooey and bite that I didn’t stop at one cookie.

When I think of peanut butter cookies it kind of reminds me of an old fashioned cookie I used to make as a kid. I remember making them the first time and being so interested and curious about why we put the criss crosses on them with a fork. It’s a staple to the peanut butter cookie. I dipped my fork in sugar to be able to to make the criss cross and then to top it off and make it even better I sprinkled a little sugar on top of it before I baked them. Our kids loved them and the way they turned out!

This can be a fun one to make with the kiddos. Get them involved and let them help! It makes it so much more fun, plus it’s memories that they’ll have forever with you! I love establishing these memories because I recall the memories I made growing up and the first time I made certain recipes. It makes me all mushy inside! Hope you like this recipe as much as we did!

 

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2/3 cup unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup + 1 Tbsp light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar, plus extra for the top

1 cup creamy or crunchy peanut butter

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  3. In a large bowl combine butter, brown sugar, sugar, peanut butter, egg and vanilla. Mix with a mixer on medium high speed until smooth.
  4. Add in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until combined. Don’t over mix.
  5. Scoop a rounded spoonful and roll into a ball and place on baking sheet.
  6. Make criss crosses with a sugar coated fork and sprinkle on some more sugar on the middle of the cookie.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minted or until lightly browned around the edges.

Enjoy!

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