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The Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies

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These are the absolute best peanut butter cookies you will ever have. They have it all – a crisp exterior while maintaining a chewy peanuttiness. Charlie has absolutely no self-control when it comes to these cookies. He usually starts out with four or five cookies and a big glass of milk only to go back for more. It is a good thing he works out a lot!

One of the things I like about these cookies, other than the amazing flavor, is that they come together very quickly. Since they are easy to throw together, we have taken these cookies many places and I am always asked for the recipe. The key to these cookies is I always use natural peanut butter and real butter. No Peter Pan or margarine for me! The natural goodness of real peanut butter with the combination of brown sugar and white sugar gives them the perfect texture. White sugar gives you crispness and brown sugar gives you chew.

Charlie is bringing some of these to Andrew this week along with a requested batch granola. The peanut butter cookies were Charlie’s idea – imagine that.

I hope you give them a try. Let me know how you like them!

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The Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies are both crisp and chewy. It is important to use natural peanut butter and real butter to get the full flavor. The store brand natural peanut butter is fine. We have used both Kroger and Publix brands with good results.
Course Dessert
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line baking sheets with parchment paper
  2. In a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together your butter and sugars. Add your egg, vanilla, and peanut butter and mix to combine well.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Add your dry ingredients to the creamed mixture in the mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until incorporated. At this point you can spoon onto the parchment or chill for a few minutes to firm the dough.
  5. I like to dip a fork in flour and make cross hatches on the cookies. It does not change the flavor. It is the universal symbol for peanut butter cookie! Plus my mother did it, and like many things I do what my mother did.
  6. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes. Your house will fill with the wonderful sweet peanut scent. I usually let them cool on the pan for a couple of minutes to firm up and then place them on cooling racks to cool completely.
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