Homemade peanut butter cookies

Peanut Butter CookieI had a craving for peanut butter cookies today.  I started looking around to see if I could find anything interesting as far as recipes go.  I saw lots of interesting things, cookies filled with 41 different types of chocolate or gluten free and super healthy, but that was not what I was looking for.  I wanted plain old peanut butter cookies and I knew where to find that recipe.  I had to pull the old index card out of the recipe box for this one.  I have no idea where it originated.  I just know that I have been eating these cookies for my whole life.  

I made them a bit differently that I typically would, though.  Before this whole Only From Scratch thing, I would have had a jar of that horrible peanut butter that everyone on the planet has in their kitchen. Alas, I did not.  I am not saying that I made my own peanut butter for this, I just had to make due with the remainder of my super chunky natural and some other organic creamy that I had on hand.  The results were fantastic.  The best part about not using that awful processed peanut butter, is that the cookies don’t seem as greasy as they did before.  I am going to note the changes that I made and go that round from now on.  They were that good!

Peanut butter cookies
  1. 3/8 cup natural or organic crunchy peanut butter
  2. 3/8 cup natural or organic creamy peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  5. 1 sticks softened butter
  6. 1-1/2 cups flour
  7. 1 egg
  8. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1/2 Teaspoons baking soda
  11. 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  12. 1/4 cup sugar for dipping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In stand mixer with paddle attachment, add butter, peanut butters, and both kinds of sugar and mix until combined.
  3. Mix Flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add egg and vanilla extract to peanut butter mixture.
  5. Slowly add the flour mixture to the mixer bowl until fully incorporated.
  6. Place 1/4 cup sugar into small bowl.
  7. Using a 2tsp scoop measure 2tsp of dough an roll into balls.
  8. Press the balls into sugar and place sugar side up on cookie sheet.
  9. Use a fork to press flat and make a cross pattern on dough.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes - 8-9 in convection oven.
  11. Let cookies cool for 2-3 minutes on cooking sheet and then transfer to cooling rack
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