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Thick & Soft 'Ultimate' Peanut Butter Cookies

Enjoy these freshly baked Delicious Thick & Soft 'Ultimate' Peanut Butter Cookies with a cold glass of milk. Simply delicious.
Cook Time8 mins
Author: Kim Lange

Ingredients

  • 1 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter if using salted butter, omit salt, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt if using unsalted butter
  • 1 cup peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a mixer, combine the butter, peanut butter, sugars and vanilla and beat on med-high speed for about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and beat for about 30 seconds, until just incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture and beat on low speed until just combined, do not overmix.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, form the dough into balls and place them onto the baking sheets, allowing about 2 inches between each cookie.
  • Slightly flatten each ball of dough with the tines of a lightly-floured fork, creating a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. The tops should look underdone, they will firm up as the cookies are cooling.
  • Remove the baking sheets from the oven and allow the cookies to rest for about 5 minutes before removing transferring to a cooling rack.

Notes

Makes 3 dozen
(Optionals):
--Add 1 cup roasted peanuts finely chopped for more intense peanut butter flavor!
--Drizzle with chocolate--Ingredients: 1 cup (6 oz.) chocolate chips, 1 teaspoon shortening. Directions: Melt chocolate chips in 30 second increments in microwave until melted. (Be careful not to overheat!) Add shortening while the chocolate is still warm. Stir. Drizzle away!
--Add 1/2 a cup of mashed banana with some cinnamon--Yum!! (I am going to do this one for sure!)
--Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies sound good? In a double boiler, heat the condensed milk for about an hour while stirring every few minutes. As the milk cooks, it will get thicker and take on a darker caramel color. The dulce de leche will further thicken as it cools. So, if you prefer a very thick dulce de leche, heat the condensed milk up to 90 minutes.) Once done, store the dulce de leche in an airtight container and refrigerate. To make the 'Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookie', once the cookies have cooled, pair them up by their size. Take a flat side of one cookie from each pair and add a tablespoon of the homemade dulce de leche and then top with the other cookie. Voila! Peanut Butter Cookie Carmel Supreme!!