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Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Peanut butter cookies – just hearing the name can make your taste buds dance in anticipation. The warmth of these delicious treats, the aroma wafting through the kitchen, and the joy of biting into a soft, chewy cookie with a crisscross pattern – it’s a simple pleasure that transcends age.

Why You’ll Love Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

  • Easy and Quick to Make: This recipe is a breeze, even if you’re a baking beginner. With straightforward steps and common kitchen ingredients, you’ll have a batch of scrumptious cookies in no time.
  • Irresistibly Delicious: The combination of creamy peanut butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract creates a flavor symphony that’s hard to resist. These cookies are sweet, nutty, and utterly delightful.
  • Perfect for Sweet Tooth Cravings: When that sweet craving hits, Peanut Butter Cookies are the perfect solution. They offer a burst of sweetness without being overwhelming, making them an ideal treat for any time of day.
  • Versatile for Recipes: Not only are these cookies perfect on their own, but they also play well with others. Crumble them over ice cream, sandwich them with your favorite filling, or include them in creative dessert recipes.
  • Loved by All Ages: Whether you’re a kid, a teenager, or an adult with a soft spot for nostalgia, Peanut Butter Cookies are a universal favorite. Share them with friends, family, or keep them all to yourself – the choice is yours!

Ingredients Needed To Make Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

  • 1.1 GF flour
  • Brown sugar
  • Sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Egg

How To Make Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Add the butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and mix on high for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the egg, vanilla, and peanut butter.
  5. Then add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Don’t over mix; this will change the texture.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop equal-size cookies.
  1. Use a fork and press down gently in a crisscross direction.
  2. Bake for 11-13 minutes. The edges will be slightly golden brown.
  3. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes, then transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy? 

Absolutely! While creamy peanut butter gives a smooth texture, crunchy peanut butter adds extra nuttiness and a delightful crunch.

Can I make these cookies with gluten-free flour? 

Yes, you can! Use gluten-free flour to make these cookies suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.

Certainly! Scoop the dough into individual portions and freeze. When craving strikes, bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time.

What can I substitute for brown sugar? 

You can use granulated sugar as a substitute for brown sugar. However, keep in mind that the flavor and texture may vary slightly.

Peanut Butter Cookies

What’s better than a classic peanut butter cookie? I love these and their simple but comforting flavor.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 14
Calories: 165kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Hand Mixer or Kitchen Aid Mixer
  • 9×13 baking sheet.
  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 1.1 GF flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup sugar
  • ¾ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Add the butter and sugars to a mixing bowl and mix on high for
  • 5 minutes. Add in the egg, vanilla and peanut butter.
  • Then add the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated. Don’t over mix. This will change the texture.
  • Using an ice cream scoop to scoop equal size cookies.
  • Use a fork and press down gently in a crisscross direction.
  • Bake for 11-13 minutes. The edges will be slightly golden brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer
  • the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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