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Tasty Tuesday: Best Peanut Butter Cookies


Since the very first Sunday Hunter and I spent together as a married couple, he has asked me to make peanut butter cookies after dinner.
I have tried several different things and changed up my own recipes several times but they just never came out how I wanted them.
I love cookies in just about every shape or form, but I'm a firm believer that they need to be thick, chewy, and very slightly crisp on the outside.
Finally, one Sunday, that is just what my peanut butter cookies turned out to be!
So, this recipe is a keeper :)



Ingredients
  • ½ cup softened salted butter (sweet cream from Costco, oh yeah!)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (or crunchy, I've tried both!)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla (but let's be real, we all do a little more, right? Or is that just me?)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt (don't go overboard, pb is already salty!)
Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and sugars together in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment or a hand mixer. Mix until light and fluffy.
  2. Next add your peanut butter, one egg, and vanilla. Mix that well making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to get it all!
  3. Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and add that to the butter mixture at once and mix until just combined. Don't over mix!
  4. Scoop your dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet or very lightly greased sheet. I use a cookie dough scooper from Wilton
  5.  Bake the dough at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until just set. Halfway through I smashed my cookies with  a spatula. 
  6. Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack or somewhere else other than the pan to prevent over-baking. 


This dough freezes very well too! 
I don't want to eat like 24 cookies in one day so I usually save half the dough for another day in the freezer and just thaw a few hours before baking. 
I hope you guy enjoy these cookies as much as my family does!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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