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CLASSIC PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

I'm on a mission to master all the baking skills, meaning my kitchen is constantly churning out cookies, muffins, and random things I see on Buzzfeed Videos. I knew I couldn't call myself a cookie master (cookie monster?) if I didn't make some classic peanut butter cookies, so here we are. 

crunchy peanut butter cookies

I really only keep extra crunchy peanut butter on hand (it's what I was raised on), and it honestly worked fine in these soft cookies. All it does is add a little more crunch! 

crunchy peanut butter cookie ingredients

Here's what you'll need:

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick, 4 ounces), room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

peanut butter cookie dough

1. Beat butter until creamy (I used my hand mixer)
2. Add sugars, beat until creamy & combined
3. Mix in peanut butter & egg
4. Whisk together your dry ingredients, mix into sugar/butter mixture
5. Wrap in plastic and chill at least 3 hours. You do this so the cookies retain their shape! 

peanut butter cookie prep

6. Preheat oven to 375°.
7. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls or bigger if you want! Pretty sure these ended up being like 2 inch balls.
8. Use a fork to create the criss-cross pattern on top.
9. Pop into the oven for 9-10 minutes.
10. Cool and enjoy :)

peanut butter cookies

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xo,
Morgan

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