Peanut Butter Cookies

12 Feb
Peanut butter cookies.

Peanut butter cookies.

The following recipe makes approximately 18 peanut butter cookies:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup all natural peanut butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar*
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 + 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp real vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Cookie dough.

Cookie dough.

1. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla.  Mix well.

2. In a separate bowl, sieve  together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.

3. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Combine thoroughly.

(3b. At this point, feel free to jazz your cookies by adding chocolate chips, shredded cocout, colourful smarties, silvered almonds, etc.)

4. Form balls of dough approximately 1.5 inches in diameter.

5. Place on a lined baking sheet approximately 1 inch apart.

6. Gently flatten dough balls with a fork, then rotate fork 90º and genlty flatten one more time. This will make a criss cross pattern on each cookie.

Cookies immediately before placing in the oven.

Cookies immediately before placing in the oven.

7. Bake in a preheated 375º oven for 11 to 12 minutes.

8. Let cool for a few minutes before eating.

*The brown sugar makes moist soft cookies, so if you prefer more crunchy crisp peanut butter cookies, reduce the amount of brown sugar by replacing with an equal amount of white sugar.

Cookies immediately after baking. Two thumbs up from the cookie mascot.

Cookies immediately after baking. Two thumbs up from the cookie mascot.

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