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Easy Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven: Set your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a large mixing bowl, blend the butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add Dry Ingredients: Gradually add the sifted flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet mixture. Stir until well combined.
  4. Form Cookies: Roll the dough into small balls. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, then flatten each ball with a fork dipped in sugar or flour to create a crisscross pattern.
  5. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  6. Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Enjoy these classic peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage!
  8. Tips for Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies:
  9. Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Ensure the butter and egg are at room temperature for easier mixing.
  10. Don’t Overbake: Keep an eye on the cookies and remove them from the oven as soon as they start to brown at the edges to keep them soft and chewy.
  11. Customize Your Cookies: Add chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or a drizzle of melted chocolate for an extra special touch.
  12. Make these delicious peanut butter cookies today and indulge in their classic, comforting flavor!
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