I sent out a care package this week to my son in Mississippi. In it were some peanut butter cookies by request. I thought I would just put the recipe on here in case anybody was needing just a great basic peanut butter cookie recipe and/or had a hankerin’.
I’m not going to assume all my readers are used to making cookies from scratch, but keep in mind that it takes about 5 more minutes to make them the real way than it does to cut up a log o’ dough or use a pre-packaged mix. And, this way you KNOW what goes into your food instead of reading a label full of ingredients you can’t name.
So, if you just feel the need to bake and eat, here you go…
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Into a large bowl put 1 cup (two sticks) softened butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 2/3 cup peanut butter (I always heap a glob of extra in there), and 1 cup of sugar. Using a mixer, cream these ingredients together for 2 minutes. Add 2 eggs and 1 tsp. vanilla, and mix until combined.
In another bowl, mix 3 c. flour,
2 tsp. baking soda,
and 1 tsp. salt.
Mix the dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture.
Now, grab a gob and roll it into a ball. Set them onto your cookie sheet a couple inches apart. This particular cookie does not spread out a lot so I can easily fit twelve per sheet.
Get out a little bowl of sugar and a fork. In order to get the sugar to stick to the fork make one indentation in one cookie and then dip the fork into the sugar. Now, make criss-cross indentations in each cookie.
Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes. Your looking for a bit of golden brown to show up on each cookie. Now all you need is a glass of milk and you’re good to go!
- 1 c. butter--no substitutes
- 1 c. brown sugar
- ⅔ c. peanut butter (plus a bit extra)
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 3 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a bowl, mix the butter, peanut butter, and sugars for 2 minutes or until fluffy.
- Add eggs and vanilla.
- Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together in a separate bowl.
- Mix dry ingredients into the butter/sugar mixture until well combined.
- Roll into balls and place on a cookie sheet a couple inches apart.
- Use a fork to make one indentation on the top and then put the fork into a bowl of sugar to coat with a bit of sugar and make the next indentation at a 90 degree angle.
- Continue with each cookie.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes or until just barely golden brown on the edges and just set in the middle. For a crisper cookie, add a bit more bake time.