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Peanut Butter Cookies

These classic peanut butter cookies are chewy, full of flavor and have the perfect balance of sweet and peanut butter! 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 Cookies
Calories: 161kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temp.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peanut butter smooth

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and give it a whisk with a fork.
  • Cream together the butter and both sugars using an electric mixer, with the paddle attachment on medium speed for about 5 minutes. Make sure to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl. 
  • Add in the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix on medium. 
  • Turn the mixer to medium low and add in the peanut butter. Mix for about 2 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl so all of the ingredients are incorporated. 
  • Turning the mixer to low, slowly add in the flour mix. Blend only until the ingredients are incorporated.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    peanut butter cookie dough
  • Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a cookie scooper to roll the dough into 1″ balls. 
  • Place 9 dough balls on the sheet, spaced out. 
  • Then, using a fork press into the dough twice making a criss-cross pattern.
    fork pressing on peanut butter cookie
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until the cookies are a very light golden brown. 
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. 

Notes

Cookies will continue to bake when they are taken out of the oven, so it's important that you don't over bake them. 
Baking times will vary on true oven temperature, location, room temperature, etc. Check on the cookies after 8 minutes to see if they are a light golden brown. 
You can try this recipe with crunchy peanut butter if you like a crunch texture.
Drizzle melted chocolate over the cookies for the best peanut butter chocolate combination. 
We alway say use whole, organic ingredients when possible, however Jiffy really is the best smooth peanut butter to use in this recipe. They make a Jiffy natural that works well too. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 161kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 186mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg