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Peanut Butter Cookies


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 22 cookies 1x

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Description

Peanut Butter Cookies are a classic cookie that you can’t go wrong with! Creamy peanut butter is swirled into a brown sugar cookie dough and baked until perfectly light and fluffy. Each bite has a slight crunch from the sugar coating and melts in your mouth from the velvety peanut butter. These cookies will be gone before you know it!


Ingredients

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  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 1/4 cup for coating
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter, 1/2 cup of sugar and brown sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about a couple minutes. Wipe down the sides of the bowl and mix in the egg.
  2. Add in the peanut butter and vanilla extract and mix until smooth and combined. Mix in the salt, baking soda and flour just until a cookie dough forms. Pour the additional 1/4 cup of sugar into a separate small bowl.
  3. Use a medium-sized cookie scoop to scoop the dough into cookie balls. Gently roll each cookie dough ball into the sugar to coat completely. Place on an un-greased baking sheet, about a few inches apart from each other. Use a fork to gently press the criss-cross pattern into the tops of the cookies.
  4. Bake for 12-13 minutes, or until the centers of the cookies have set and are slightly golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack to cool completely. Repeat until all the cookie dough has been used.

Notes

  • Creamy peanut butter is recommended for this recipe.
  • Using a cookie scoop helps you not to have to handle the cookie dough as much which prevents the dough from melting or softening.
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