Peanut Butter Cookies

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I treated myself to some delicious cookies yesterday.

They were Peanut Butter Cookies, to be more precise.

I ate many, to be even more precise… pure bliss!

 

These cookies are unbelievably easy to make. Even kids can help and have a great time.

Both smooth peanut butter or the crunchy one can be used, the choice is yours.

The result will be just irresistible!

 

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Here’s what you need.

You can replace 1/2 cup of the white sugar with its brown alternative if you can find it in your pantry or if you are a better recipe planner than me…

 

 

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1. To make the cookies, first beat the butter until creamy, about 2 minutes.

2. Add the sugar, beat for 2 more minutes.

 

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3. Mix in the peanut butter and egg.

 

 

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Just like this.

The mixture is starting to look lovely, isn’t it?

 

 

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4. Now mix together the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

 

 

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5. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture.

 

 

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6. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Because I was in a hurry, my dough spent less time in the fridge than it was supposed to… which in turn resulted in a little flatter cookies… so, hm, don’t be like me…

 

 

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7. Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).

8. Shape the dough into 1 1/4 inch (3 cm) balls.

Place the dough balls about 3 inches (8 cm) apart on a lined cookie sheet.

 

 

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9. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork.

 

 

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10. Bake until light brown, about 9-10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

Enjoy, dear friends!

Love,
Petra

(Source: simplyrecipes.com. Makes about 24 cookies.)

6 thoughts on “Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. I came across this recipe a couple of days ago and tried it out the very next morning with my 4yo and oh my goodness….they were/are AMAZING! They turned out super soft and light which is exactly how I prefer my cookies. Thank you so so so much for posting this recipe!

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