Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
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These peanut butter cookies have been and always will be my favorite. Super soft, super chewy and oh, so good!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookie
Serves: 12
  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar plus ¼ cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup peanut butter*
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1½ tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Add the brown sugar and ½ cup sugar and cream together. Beat in the peanut butter. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until thoroughly combined. Mix in vanilla.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and combine well.
  4. Pour the remaining ¼ cup sugar in a small bowl. Take a heaping tablespoon of dough and form into a ball. Coat the ball in sugar by rolling it around in the bowl. Place dough on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  5. Press the tines of a fork into the cookie dough to gently flatten the dough and create the cross-cross pattern on the top. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until cookies are set. Let cool on cookie sheet 2 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
* If using all natural peanut butter, increase the flour by another ¼ to ½ cup so the dough is easier to roll. Natural peanut butter tends to be a bit runnier.

NOTE: If dough is too soft, refrigerate for 30 minutes or more until set enough to gently roll.
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