Peanut Butter Cookies

My coworkers keep giving me a hard time because I never bring in baked goods.  Sorry that I’m usually spending my cooking time for dinner to feed MYSELF and not you people, but alas, I decided tomorrow was as good a day as any for peanut butter cookies.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp peanut butter (chunky or smooth will work)

Preheat your oven to 350 deg F.  Line your cookie sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.


Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.


Beat on high until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, add the egg and continue to beat on medium speed until incorporated.


Add the peanut butter and mix on medium/low speed until combined.  Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.


Scrape down the edges of the bowl again and mix a bit by hand.


Roll out into little balls and use a fork to lightly flatten and add the cross-hatch pattern.


Sprinkle with granulated sugar and bake for 10 minutes, until lightly browned.  In the mean time, roll out another batch.


Take the first batch out and cycle through until the dough is gone.



Guard dogs are sometimes good oven timers.


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