Peanut Butter Cookies

 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour           
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda    
1/2 teaspoon salt            
1 cup unsalted butter, softened       
1 cup granulated sugar      
1 cup packed light-brown sugar           
2 large eggs            

1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2.      Put butter and sugars into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in eggs, then peanut butter.
  3. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in 3 batches, mixing until just combined after each addition. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart. Press cookies with fork tines to flatten and create a cross-hatch pattern. Bake until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

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