Peanut Butter Cookies

Years ago I was not a big fan of peanut butter cookies, but that changed when I started using crunchy peanut butter in my recipe. Since then I have probably baked thousands of these Peanut Butter Cookies. I baked these often when my children were in the cookie eating stage (some of us never outgrow that stage). Every mom needs a few classic cookie recipes in her repertoire. If you don't have a favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe, you might want to add this one to your recipe box.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper. In a large bowl, cream together butter and both sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract, then blend in peanut butter. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; add to creamed mixture. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Press with back of floured fork to make crisscross design. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet for 3 - 4 minutes, then remove from baking sheet to wire rack.

Use a floured fork to a make crisscross design in each cookie.


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  1. I'd love one of these cookies right now, Anita. Thanks for sharing your favorite peanut butter cookie recipe.

  2. Hi Anita :-) Peanut Butter cookies are among my favorites and these look delicious! I am so glad that you shared this over at Making Memories Mondays! Looking forward to seeing you again on Sunday night! :-)