These perfectly delicious, soft Peanut Butter Cookies totally take me back to childhood. For a long time as a kid peanut butter cookies were my favorite so I made them a lot. And here I am again craving them all the time. The flavor of the classic peanut butter cookie is just hard to beat. They’re so good in fact, I think they deserve a spot on my list of the top 5 best kinds cookies – along with Chocolate Chip Cookies, Snickerdoodles, Frosted Sugar Cookies, and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.
This is my go-to recipe for peanut butter cookies. They have wonderful texture and plenty of peanut butter flavor. They are also perfect for dunking in milk. Yum yummmm! It’s the weekend so that’s always a good excuse to get baking, especially when your end result is this good!
Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 1/3 cup (188g) all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup (105g) granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup (110g) packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup (185g) creamy peanut butter (not natural)
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 18 by 13-inch baking sheets with silicone baking liners or parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Mix in peanut butter then blend in egg and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
Scoop dough out and shape into balls (30 grams each or nearly 2 Tbsp). Place on baking sheets spacing them 2-inches apart. Using a long pronged fork flatten cookies slightly then turn fork going opposite direction and flatten just slightly again (it should create that criss cross pattern).
Bake cookies in preheated oven, one sheet at a time, for about 9 minutes (cookies will appear pale and slightly under-baked, they'll continue to cook slightly as they cool). Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies and an airtight container.
Recipe source: Cooking Classy