Peanut Butter Cookies
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When I think of Peanut Butter Cookies, I always think of elementary school – I think they were a favorite of the lunchroom ladies. I remember walking into the cafeteria, and I could smell the peanut butter. Everyone loved them! They are easy to make at home and I think this is one of the best recipes. Here is how I make almost 3 dozen cookies.

Sift 1 ½ cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt together in a medium size bowl and set aside. Place ¼ pound of room temperature butter, ½ cup of white sugar and ½ cup of brown sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and cream together for 3 – 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 room temperature egg. Blend until well incorporated and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add ½ of the flour mixture and blend until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add ½ cup of smooth peanut butter. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the rest of the flour mixture. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add ¾ cup of salted peanuts that are finely chopped and mix until well incorporated.

Using a small ice cream scoop, scoop 1-inch balls of dough and place on a parchment lined sheet pan 2 inches apart. You should get about 12 balls per sheet pan. Using the tines of a fork, create the cross hatch on each ball of dough. By the way, the reason Peanut Butter cookies have a cross hatch design is because the dough is dense, and each cookie will not cook evenly if unpressed. Pop into a 375-degree pre-heated oven and bake for 10 – 12 minutes rotating the pan halfway through. Allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling. Prepare another pan and repeat the steps. Only cook one pan of cookies at a time.

And that is it. What do Peanut Butter Cookies remind you of? Enjoy!

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2 thoughts

  1. They remind me of elementary school also. The cafeteria always had those for afternoon snack. We each received two. What a shame kids don’t get that kind of treat anymore but with so many allergies, it just isn’t possible.

  2. In the late 60s we had several friends fighting in Viet Nam. We bajed so many PB cookies to send. Our packing material was popcorn, which the soldiers saved for movie night. This recipe brought back so many bitter-sweet memories. Thanks for sharing

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