1.25.2017

The Best PB Cookies

Last week brought us rain, lots and lots of rain. We busted out the rain gear several times, but we were also inside far more than we are typically used to. That left us time to flex our baking muscles on more than one occasion.

We stuck to the simple: rice krispy treats.
We stuck to the classics: chocolate chip cookies.
And we tried something brand new (to us): peanut butter cookies.
I'm no peanut butter cookie expert, but I have to say, these are hands down the best I've ever tasted. These cookies are perfect parts sweet and salty, with a slightly crunchy exterior and the softest and chewiest interior. Pair a few of these with a glass of cold milk and it's basically the best way to end a cold, rainy day.

Bonus points for being so dang easy to make. Marcus was hands-on from start to finish while making these. And, every single ingredient is a pantry staple, which meant we didn't have to make any frantic rain-soaked trips to the grocery store.

Did I mention they're delicious?
The Best Peanut Butter Cookies
Yields approximately 2 dozen cookies
Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup softened butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
sugar for sprinkling atop cookies - optional 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F, line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda.
In a stand mixer, beat peanut butter, butter, and both sugars until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla.
Gradually add in the flour mixture on low speed. 
Stir until dough forms.
Scoop about 1 heaping tablespoon of dough and drop rounded balls on to prepped baking sheet.
Leave space for cookies to spread.
Sprinkle with sugar if so desired. 
Bake for 12 minutes, or until edges just start to brown, and remove from oven. 
Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack. 
Can be stored in an air tight container for up to 5 days. 
Enjoy!



11 comments:

  1. Those look DELISH! Emma loves PB cookies so I may have to make these for her =)

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  2. when do ya add the butter? haha my mixture was soooo dry and crumbly and i couldn't figure out why!

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    1. It's added with the peanut butter and sugars.

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  3. We totally have all of these things in the pantry and I'm sure Mason would LOVE to help make these! I may add some mini chocolate chips (because I'm a chocolate lover) and I'll let you know how they are!

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  4. I love a good cookie recipe. We've been spending more time in the kitchen and your recipe is perfect for letting Connor help.

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  5. So this sounds AHMAZING. The way you described them is exactly how PB cookies should be! Took a screenshot :)

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  6. These sound so delicious and so easy, we are definitely making them this weekend! Next time add a Hershey kiss to the middle when they get out of the oven! ;)

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  7. Girl you are speaking my language!! These look absolutely amazing!

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  8. these looks so good! You know that's one thing I don't have at home is peanut butter! But I do like peanut butter cookies!

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  9. Gah, these seriously look delicious! I may need to bust out some cookies this week because now I am craving them.

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