Peanut Butter Cookies Good Enough For the Kid in All of Us
Peanut Butter Cookies You'll Want to Make Again and Again
Delicious and Easy to Make. The Hard Part Will be Trying to Stay Out of 'Em!
Most of us grew up nibbling on peanut butter cookies and to this day, whenever I bite into one of these cookies, I'm reminded of childhood days. I think it could safely be said that peanut butter cookies rank right up there with other comfort foods.
Perfect peanut butter cookies should be slightly crispy, yet soft in the middle. If done right, they have an almost shortbread-like consistency. It is this, combined with the peanut butter flavor, that have made these cookies a longstanding favorite.
They are such a simple cookie, really, yet are so darn good. And there's something to be said for sinking your teeth into a thick, rich peanut butter cookie. You can never just have one either. Recipes vary though and if you are on the hunt for the perfect recipe, read on.
I'm sharing my best recipe for others to enjoy. The texture of these rich cookies is unbeatable. If you are a fan of peanut butter cookies, I hope you'll enjoy these cookies as much as I have.
How to Make Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies.
The butter adds richness, the brown sugar, softness
Into a large bowl add:
- 1 cup butter
- 2 cups brown (or white) sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 heaping cup peanut butter
Cream butter and sugar together; add egg and peanut butter and stir until well blended.
Adding Dry Ingredients
- 2 cups sifted flour (if dough feels sticky, add a little extra flour)
- 1/2 tsp. soda
- 1/4 salt
Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and stir until batter forms a ball. Ball should not be overly sticky.
Work dough ball with hands folding over and kneading gently until ingredients are completely mixed.
Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
Scoop out small chunks of dough and roll into balls.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten slightly with a fork.
Unbaked Peanut Butter Cookies--Ready to Go into the Oven
Double pan to avoid over-browned bottoms.
Baking Your Peanut Butter Cookies
Bake peanut butter cookies in a moderate oven (325), 10-15 minutes or until browned.
Allow cookies to cool in pan slightly, before lifting onto a flat surface. Store peanut butter cookies in a tin when cold.
Fresh From the Oven and Set to Cool
Do You Enjoy Peanut Butter Cookies?
© 2009 Athlyn Green