Peanut Butter Cookies

By: Amy Hatwig

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup of granulated sugar
1/2 cup of light brown sugar, packed
1 large of egg, whole
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease or line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar. Cream on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat to incorporate, scraping down bowl and beating again to insure all ingredients are incorporated and not lumpy.
  5. Add sifted ingredients and mix on low speed until incorporated.
  6. Scoop and roll 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) balls of cookie dough in granulated sugar. Place on cookie sheet, leaving 2” between them.
  7. Use a fork to flatten each cookie to about ½ inch thick, making a cross-hatch design on top.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until they are barely golden brown around edges; the tops won’t have browned. Remove from oven and cool on the cookie sheet.