peanut butter cookie

If you’re looking for a great peanut butter cookie recipe, here’s one you should try. This recipe makes twenty soft, thin and flavorful cookies that would make a great gift to someone for the holidays.  These cookies are easy to make and odds are you have all of the ingredients in your cupboard.  So let’s get out the peanut butter and whip up a batch of this delicious cookie.

Get out a large mixing bowl and put in the 1/2 cup of softened butter.   You need to set the butter out on the counter for at least an hour before you start the cookies. Then put in the 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter and mix them together.

mixing butter and peanut butter

 Next pour in the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.

mixing in sugar

 Add the 1/2 cup of brown sugar.  Cream the sugar into the peanut butter mixture.

brown sugarAdd one egg.

eggMix in the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.

vanillaNow set the bowl with the peanut butter mixture to the side and get out a new bowl to mix the dry ingredients in.  Measure the flour, the salt, and the baking soda into the bowl.

flourAdd the flour mixture into the peanut butter batter.  

mixing in flourFor each cookie, scoop out a spoonful of batter onto a cookie sheet that has been greased or has parchment on it.  Leave lots of room around each cookie, because they will spread out.  Note: If you use parchment, the cookies spread out less leaving the cookies a little thicker than if you have a grease cookie sheet.  

spooning on battter

Before you put the cookies in the oven, mark them with the back of a fork.  Make criss-cross marks on each cookie.

putting fork marks on cookies

Now let the cookies bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  The cookies spread out when cooked and they end up very flat.  When they come out of the oven, they will be very soft so let them cool on the pan for a little bit before transfering them to a wire rack.  In the two pictures below you can see how they spread out more on a greased pan and how they spread out less on parchment paper. 

 baked cookies on greased pan

 

cookies on parchment paper

 As they cool, they will become crisp.

cookies on rack 2

 Now you are ready to enjoy your cookies with a glass of cold milk.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

Instructions

  1. Get a large mixing bowl and put in the 1/2 cup of softened butter. You need to set the butter out on the counter for at least an hour before you start the cookies. Then put in the 1/2 cup of smooth peanut butter and mix them together. Next pour in the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar into the peanut butter mixture. Add the 1/2 cup of brown sugar. Cream the sugar into the peanut butter mixture. Add one egg. Mix in the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Now set the bowl with the peanut butter mixture to the side and get out a new bowl to mix your dry ingredients in. Measure the flour, the salt, and the baking soda into the bowl. Add the flour mixture to the peanut butter batter. For each cookie, scoop out a spoonful of batter onto a cookie sheet that has been greased or has parchment on it. Leave lots of room around each cookie, because they will spread out. Note: If you use parchment, the cookies spread out less leaving the cookies a little thicker than if you have a grease cookie sheet. Before you put the cookies in the oven, mark them with the back of a fork. Make criss-cross marks on each cookie. Now let the cookies bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven. The cookies spread out when cooked and they end up very flat. When they come out of the oven, they will be very soft so let them cool on the pan for a little bit before transfering them to a wire rack. In the two pictures below you can see how they spread out more on a greased pan and how they spread out less on parchment paper. As they cool, they will become crisp.
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