Just what was needed

Peanut butter cookies are a definite comfort food for me. We needed a little comfort this week…maybe a lot of comfort. Anyway, peanut butter cookies for my people were the first order of business today. The Princess and I even tested out a cookie press I found in my drawer for the first HUGE cookies. They smell divine and are already half gone!

The Usual Cast of Characters

  • 1 1/3 cup (188g) all-purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (105g) granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (110g) packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (185g) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 18 by 13-inch cookie sheets with silicone baking liners or parchment paper.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream together butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined.

Mix in peanut butter then blend in egg and vanilla. With mixer set on low speed slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. 

In a medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

Scoop dough out and shape into balls (30 grams each or nearly 2 Tbsp) then place on baking sheets spacing them 2-inches apart.

Using a long pronged fork flatten cookies slightly then turn fork going opposite direction and flatten just slightly again (it should create that criss cross pattern) or use a cookie press!

Bake cookies in preheated oven, one sheet at a time, for about 9 minutes (cookies will appear pale and slightly under-baked, they’ll continue to cook slightly as they cool). 

Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store cookies and an airtight container

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14 thoughts on “Just what was needed

  1. I hope those cookies did the trick and you are feeling better. Thanks so much for sharing at My Big Fat Menopausal Life’s Share the Wealth party. Have a wonderful week!

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  2. We enjoyed featuring your awesome post on Full Plate Thursday, 598. Thanks so much for sharing with us and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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