Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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One of my favourite cookies is a good old classic peanut butter cookie.  This is an old family recipe that I’ve been enjoying making and eating since I was a little girl.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. This is an easy to make family favourite cookie recipe. I've been making these since I was a kid! | www.homestead-acres.com

Do you like your peanut butter cookies soft or crunchy?  Did you know it’s easy to make both kinds with the same batter?

The secret is easy!  If you want your peanut butter cookies to be crunchy bake them right after mixing the batter up.  If you prefer soft and chewy cookies, let the batter sit in the fridge overnight before baking.  Your cookies will stay soft for days stored in an airtight container.  If at any time they get too crunchy for you tuck a slice of bread inside the container and they will soften up quickly!

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In a large bowl or mixer place the butter, white and brown sugar and cream together.

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Peanut Butter Cookies Adding Wet Ingredients

Next, add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.

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In a second bowl mix together your dry ingredients, then add to the butter and sugar mixture.  Add the peanut butter and mix until well combined.

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Now it’s time to form your cookies!  Take about a tablespoon of cookie dough and roll it into a ball, place them on a cookie sheet a few inches apart.  Take a fork and gently press down the top of your cookie in a cross pattern.

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If desired sprinkle a little white sugar over the top.  Bake and enjoy!

 

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Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Family favourite classic peanut butter cookie recipe.

  • Author: Kim Mills @ Homestead Acres
  • Prep Time: 00:10
  • Cook Time: 00:10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30 cookies
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Cream together butter, white and brown sugar. Then add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  2. In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients and mix. Add the dry ingredients and peanut butter to the creamed butter and sugar mixture, mix well.
  3. For soft cookies chill over night in the fridge.
  4. Take 1 TBS of cookie dough and form into a ball, place on a baking sheet a few inches apart. Press the tops down with a fork in a cross pattern. Optionally sprinkle the tops with white sugar.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies. This is an easy to make family favourite cookie recipe. I've been making these since I was a kid! | www.homestead-acres.com

 

Kim Homestead Acres

Kim Mills is a homeschooling mom of 6 and lives on an urban homestead in Ontario, Canada. Blogging at Homestead Acres she enjoys sharing tips to help you save money, grow and preserve your own food.


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