Peanut Butter Cookies

I have SOOOOOO much work to do at home that I got right to work this morning and accomplished everything I was thinking about all night baked cookies instead!!

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Preheat oven to 325

1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature

1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter

1 cup packed brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar, plus more for rolling cookies in

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Place peanut butter and butter into mixer and using paddle attachment, mix until well blended.  Add brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla and mix for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.  Add flour, baking powder and salt and then mix until flour is completely mixed it.

Roll into golf-ball sized balls and then roll each ball into granulated sugar.  Place each cookie onto either greased cookie sheet or a cookie sheet that is lined with either parchment paper or a silpat mat.  Take a dinner fork and press cookie with fork, making a criss cross in the top of each cookie and pressing the cookie down until it is 1/2″ high.

Bake at 325 for 12-14 minutes until very light golden brown on edges.

Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.  They’ve never lasted that long at my house.

4 Responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies”

  1. These sound exactly the same as my Hershey kiss peanut butter cookies—not my invention, but I make them every year! This year I only made one batch and that went straight out the door, home with my CA girl. Soo….ooo. It looks like I’m going to have to make more. Thanks for the reminder! And what a good way to start the new year—getting some blog post action going.
    My kids aren’t old enough to have grandchildren either. Ha!

  2. Oh Yum. OhYumOhYumOhYum!!!

    Notice anything new??? ;-)

  3. Sounds like you have a fun job. MMMMMMmmmmmm peanute butter cookies. Thanks for sharing!

  4. One of my favorites! Yours look yummy.