172. Peanut Butter is a weakness for me in any form. Creamy, crunchy...candy or fudge. I will always choose the peanut butter item before the chocolate.
Here is a Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe that will win your heart and taste buds!
A few chocolate chips were added for the chocolate lovers in my house.
Peanut y Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
3 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
1 cup salted peanuts, whole
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
glass of cold water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Sift flour and soda together onto parchment paper and set aside. Cream butter till light. Add peanut butter and sugars and blend till smooth. Next, add vanilla and eggs. Slowly pour in the flour mixture while the paddle is mixing. Last, add the peanuts and chocolate chips and incorporate into the dough.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon, drop large dollops of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Dip a fork into a glass of water and impress the tines, in two directions making an "X" or hash mark on each cookie. Sprinkle granulated sugar on each cookie. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Less time for a softer cookie, longer for a crunchy cookie.
Perfection!!! Soft in the center and firm around the edges.
You know you want to make these cookies! Actually...I need to make another batch, ours are all gone.
Why do peanut butter cookies have hash marks on them? You'll be interested to read these possibilities at "Stumblerz".
"It's like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great,
but they're better together."
~ Richard Whitehead
"Peanut Butter (is) the pâté of childhood."