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Homemade Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

peanut butter cookies

I don’t often share my own recipes for sweet and desserts, but I couldn’t resist this one. Peanut butter cookies make the world a better place, don’t you agree?

It recipe is as no-frills as they come, but when they taste this good, who needs frills?

Homemade Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
  • ¼ cup sifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  1. PREHEAT the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add the first three (dry) ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk together to blend.
  3. In a second mixing bowl add the remaining ingredients and mix well until creamed.
  4. Add dry ingredients a little at a time and stir well until completely incorporated.
  5. Form small dough balls about 1″ in diameter and place on a baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray. Be sure to leave plenty of space for the cookies to expand so put not more than a dozen on a sheet at once.
  6. Using a regular table fork, press each dough ball down slightly to make an indention. Repeat the process at a 90 degree angle from the first to make the crosshatch design. Dip the form in water often to keep it from sticking to the dough.
  7. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Pull from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before moving the cookies to a cooling rack.
If you don’t have a sifter, you can pour flour into a bowl and use a simple wire whisk to accomplish the same thing. Whisk the flour and then spoon it carefully into a measuring cup.

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