Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Yield: 18-20 cookies
  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), room temperature
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (not natural)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling the cookie dough balls
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and peanut butter until creamy and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the brown sugar and granulated sugar and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add the flour mixture and beat on low until just a few streaks remain.
  4. Put some granulated sugar in a small bowl. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop out a dough ball then roll in the granulated sugar. Place on the prepared baking sheet and repeat for the remaining dough. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until the edges are very lightly brown and they’ve just started to set. Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. Repeat for the second baking sheet of cookies.
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