I bake cookies all the time but for some reason I don’t normally bake peanut butter cookies. I had a craving for them so I thought I would whip up a batch, however I didn’t read through the recipe completely and realized the dough had to chill in the refrigerator for one hour before baking, so it took quite a bit longer than I had planned. They were worth the wait – next time I might add some chocolate chips but they were delicious just as they were.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. I sprinkled mine with a bit of sugar. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.