Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

When we think of comfort food, we think of warm peanut butter cookies right out of the oven with just a little bit of crunch. Here's a classic recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Place oven rack just above oven center. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well-blended.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Gently flatten each ball with fork in a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake in the top half of oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  6. Remove cookies from sheets; cool on wire racks.

2 cookies per serving

Nutrition information per serving: Calories: 258 Calories from Fat: 126 Fat: 14g Trans fats: 0g Cholesterol: 36mg Carbohydrate: 31g Protein: 5g Fiber: 1g Sodium: 303mg

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): National Peanut Board