Saturday, March 11, 2017

Soft Peanut Butter Cookies






I've made these quite a few times and when our paper lady was retiring I wanted to make her cookies. Gabe found out her  favorite cookies was peanut butter and I knew I would be making these.


Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoons vanilla extract

Extra granulated sugar, for rolling cookies in, optional



DIRECTIONS:

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats. Set aside .

3. Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt together in a medium sized bowl.

4.  Cream butter and peanut butter together using an electric mixer ( I used my stand mixer). Add the sugars and beat until creamy. Add in egg and vanilla extract. Mix until combined.

5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the peanut butter mixture in the bowl and with the mixer on slow, mix until combined.

6. Take 2 tablespoons of the dough and form a ball. Roll in granulated sugar if desired.  

7. Place cookies on prepared cookies sheets and bake in 350 degree oven about 2 inches apart.


8. Bake the cookies for 9-10 minutes or until they are golden at the edges and just set. Don't over bake, the cookies will set up as they cool. 

9.Remove pan from oven and let cookies cool on the baking sheet for 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.





19 comments:

  1. They look so good. I bet she loved them.

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    1. I hope so. She was such a nice lady and always gave Max cookies. When she tied up the paper she put in 4 dog cookies, which Max would always knew were in the paper!

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  2. Lucky lady to be getting some of your special baked goodies. Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites and yours look DELICIOUS.....I bet she was one happy lady when she got those. :)

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    1. I never knew what time she would drop off the paper. I got up super early and sat by the window with the cookies. Gabe went out at 5:30 and he took the cookies and saw her. I told her to call me but haven't heard from her.

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  3. How lucky to get your PB Cookies. I can't get enough when I make them.

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    1. Our friend Marie is the same- she loves PB cookies too!

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  4. I love peanut butter cookies - Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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  5. Peanut butter cookies are a favorite in our house. All that's missing is a glass of milk!

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  6. I love peanut butter cookies and these look so yummy.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,
    Bev

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  7. You had me at peanut butter. There is nothing like a good peanut butter cookie. Thanks for sharing your sweet cookies at DI&DI.

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    1. I've been making peanut butter cookies for years. The Fannie Farmer recipe was my go to but this one is REALLY good. If you like Peanut Butter Cookies I hope you try this one.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I'll take 1 dozen! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Only a dozen! :-)

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. These Peanut Butter Cookies look absolutely scrumptious, Linda! Sharing on our Hearth and Soul Facebook page tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Hearth and Soul.

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  10. Cookies are a favorite here... and peanut butter cookies are loved. :)

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