Peanut Butter Cookies

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Hey food*es, there’s just something really special about the combination of creamy peanut butter, creaminess and the delicious sweetness of freshly baked cookies.  If you’re a fan of this timeless pairing, these peanut butter cookies are a must. Get ready to embark on a culinary adventure that will make your taste buds travel in pure delight!!
With just a few simple ingred*ents that you probably already have in your pantry, these cookies come together effortlessly. Featured ingred*ents include 1/2 cup of butter, which gives it a rich, buttery flavor, and an equal amount of velvety smooth peanut butter.
Mixed with 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar, these cookies strike the perfect balance between sweetness and the savory taste of peanut butter. To tie it all together, an egg is added to the mix, providing structure and richness.
A touch of vanilla extract enhances the overall flavor profile, adding a subtle aromatic note. These adorable cookies also feature a wonderful play of textures – smooth and chewy on the inside with a slightly crispy exterior.
For the dry ingred*ents, you will need 1 1/4 cups of sifted flour, which will ensure a fluffy crumb and a well-balanced texture.
Baking soda and a pinch of salt are included to enhance the rise of the cookies and bring out the flavors of the batter.
Now, let’s dive into the cooking process.
°Half a c of butter.
°Half a c of peanut butter.
°Half a c of granulated sugar.
°Half a c of brown sugar.
°1 egg.
°1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
°1 1/4 cup sifted flour.
°3/4 tsp. baking soda.
°1/4 teaspoon of salt.
Step 1
To start, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), then combine the first 6 ingred*ents in a mixing bowl.
2nd step
After combining the first 6 ingred*ents, continue adding the remaining ingred*ents to the mixture, mixing well until all the ingred*ents are well blended.
Step 3
Shape the dough into balls and press them with sugar or a fork dipped in flour.
Step 4
Place the baking sheet with the cookie dough in the preheated oven and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Watch them and take them out of the oven when they become lightly browned.
Fifth step
Once out of the oven, let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. This allows them to firm up a bit before transfer them to  cooling rack. Then let the cookies cool completely on a wire rack.
Quick Tips for Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies:
Creamy peanut butter works best for a smoother texture and better consistency.
Measure your ingred*ents precisely for accurate results.
Refrigerate the dough before baking to avoid excessive spreading.
Watch your cookies carefully while baking to avoid overcooking.
Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet before transferring them to a wire rack.
Variations to try:
– Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips: Add ½ cup chocolate chips to batter.
– Peanut butter and jelly cookies: poke holes in the dough and fill them with your favorite jam.
Peanut Butter Flowers: Press a chocolate kiss on each cookie after baking.
Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie: Add 1/2 to 1 cup rolled oats to batter.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies: Use a gluten-free flour mix instead of regular flour.
Enjoy and have a nice day!
Credit: Happy cooking