I do not say this lightly, these peanut butter cookies are THE BEST peanut butter cookies you will ever have. They are light, super creamy, small enough to excuse having ten. Wait did I say that 😉 Seriously though, do yourself a favor and go make these….like now.
WHAT YOU NEED:
3 c + 2 TB flour
1.5 cups of CREAMY peanut butter
1c of white sugar
3/4 c of brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon of baking soda
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 eggs (at room temperate if possible)
2 sticks of butter (room temperature- DO NOT MELT ALL THE WAY)
(1/3 cup of sugar to roll dough in)
I will start out by saying this recipe makes a lot. As in I made 2 dozen cookies tonight and barely used any of the dough. I would estimate this recipe makes 4-6 dozen small cookies. What I do is bake 1-2 dozen. Wait two days and bake another batch. It is the holidays so some friends may find some cookies on their doorsteps 😉 Otherwise imma gain back all that baby weight.
Get out your Kitchen Aid Mixer and throw in 2 SOFTENED sticks of butter + both sugars. Cream those together then add your 2 eggs + vanilla extract. Make sure it’s super blended. You know, not just blended. But super blended. haha. Anyways, back to recipe.
Get that creamy goodness called peanut butter and put in 1.5 cups of peanut butter. Yes I am aware that is a lot but this is what makes this recipe 100x better than all the others. Now get that mixing.
Now in a separate bowl mix your FLOUR, BAKING POWDER, BAKING SODA. Then combine the flour mixture with the peanut butter goodness.
Yes, I know its a lot of dough and its almost coming out the sides. You’ll thank me later.
Now the most important part. Use patience. Put that delish looking dough in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Ideally 24, but 3 will do.
When you’re ready to make cookies set out your dough to “thaw” to room temp then start the oven up at 350 degrees.
Grab about a 1.5-2TB amount of dough and roll in your hands to make a ball then roll in the sugar and place on cookie sheet. Press with a fork to make the fun little criss cross OR add a hershey kiss in the center. (We didn’t have any otherwise I would have done this and probably consumed even more cookies than I should have.)
Put those babies in for 9-10 minutes, not a minute more. Seriously. They will come out PERFECT.
Did you try this recipe? Let me know what you thought of it.