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Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Updated on June 11, 2011

How to make the perfect chewy peanut butter cookie.

Have you ever bite into a peanut butter cookie and it was hard and crumbly?  Some people like their cookies to be crumbly however I prefer them to be chewy especially when it comes to peanut butter cookies.  If you are looking to make chewy peanut butter cookies then check out my recipe and tell me what you think.

Easy recipe for chewy peanut butter cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour.1/2 teaspoon baking soda. 1/4 teaspoon salt. 1 & 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed. 1 & 1/4 cups white sugar. 1 cup softened butter. 3 large eggs. 1 cup creamy peanut butter. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.


Preheat oven 300 to 325 degrees F (depending on the oven).

In a large bowl blend sugars well with an electric mixer set at medium speed. Add butter and mix to form a grainy paste, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla, and mix at medium speed until light and fluffy.

In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, and salt. Mix well with wire whisk and set aside.

Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed. Do not over mix. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto a greased cookie sheet, 1 & 1/2 inches apart. With a wet fork, lightly press a crisscross pattern on top of the cookies. Bake for 18-22 minutes until cookies are slightly brown along edges. Transfer to cool surface with a spatula.


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