Peanut Butter Cookies

CategoryDifficultyBeginner
Yields12 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time12 minsTotal Time27 mins

This simple recipe creates flavorful cookies, rich in peanut taste. Optionally, add chopped peanuts for a funner texture and more peanut flavor. Cookies will keep for about seven days when refrigerated in an airtight container.

 2.75 cups Flour
 0.50 tsp Baking Soda
 0.50 tsp Baking Powder
 0.50 tsp Salt
 0.50 lb Butter (Salted)
 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar (packed firmly)
 1 cup Sugar
 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter (Jif is best)
 2 Eggs (Large)
 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Cookie

Servings 12


Amount Per Serving
Calories 487
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27.2g42%
Saturated Fat 12.3g62%
Cholesterol 68mg23%
Sodium 371mg16%
Potassium 233mg7%
Total Carbohydrate 54.9g19%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugars 30.7g
Protein 9.4g19%

Calcium 3%
Iron 20%
Vitamin D 66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

1

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position.
Heat oven to 350F

2

Soft flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.

3

Beat peanut butter in a separate bowl until creamy. Add sugars and continue beating until fluffy.

4

Beat one egg into the peanut butter mix until fully incorporated, then add the next egg and repeat with the vanilla extract.

5

Gently stir in the remaining dry ingredients.

6

Working with two tablespoons dough at a time, roll into balls and place two inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

7

Flatten the dough balls gently with a dinner fork that was dipped in cold water.

8

Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until puffed and slightly browned along edges.

9

Cool cookies on cookie sheet for about four minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling.

PBJ Thumbprints
10

For this variation of the recipe, mix the dough and prepare on a cookie sheet as directed above.

11

Using the bottom a melon baller, create a well in the center of each cookie.
Be careful not to make the well too deep.

12

Bake the cookies for four minutes, then remove from oven.

13

Fill the well with your favorite jelly or preserves.

14

Finish cooking for eight minutes.

15

Cool as directed above.

PB Blossoms
16

This variation of the cookies, sweetens the deal.
Mix the dough as directed. When creating the dough balls, roll each dough ball in sugar before putting on the cookie sheet.

17

Flatten each sugared dough ball slightly, then bake for 10-12 minutes.

18

Cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes, then press an unwrapped chocolate Hershey Kiss.

19

Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

 

Ingredients

 2.75 cups Flour
 0.50 tsp Baking Soda
 0.50 tsp Baking Powder
 0.50 tsp Salt
 0.50 lb Butter (Salted)
 1 cup Dark Brown Sugar (packed firmly)
 1 cup Sugar
 1 cup Creamy Peanut Butter (Jif is best)
 2 Eggs (Large)
 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Directions

1

Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position.
Heat oven to 350F

2

Soft flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl.

3

Beat peanut butter in a separate bowl until creamy. Add sugars and continue beating until fluffy.

4

Beat one egg into the peanut butter mix until fully incorporated, then add the next egg and repeat with the vanilla extract.

5

Gently stir in the remaining dry ingredients.

6

Working with two tablespoons dough at a time, roll into balls and place two inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet.

7

Flatten the dough balls gently with a dinner fork that was dipped in cold water.

8

Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until puffed and slightly browned along edges.

9

Cool cookies on cookie sheet for about four minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling.

PBJ Thumbprints
10

For this variation of the recipe, mix the dough and prepare on a cookie sheet as directed above.

11

Using the bottom a melon baller, create a well in the center of each cookie.
Be careful not to make the well too deep.

12

Bake the cookies for four minutes, then remove from oven.

13

Fill the well with your favorite jelly or preserves.

14

Finish cooking for eight minutes.

15

Cool as directed above.

PB Blossoms
16

This variation of the cookies, sweetens the deal.
Mix the dough as directed. When creating the dough balls, roll each dough ball in sugar before putting on the cookie sheet.

17

Flatten each sugared dough ball slightly, then bake for 10-12 minutes.

18

Cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes, then press an unwrapped chocolate Hershey Kiss.

19

Transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.

Peanut Butter Cookies

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