Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Best Peanut Butter Cookies

The best peanut butter cookie recipe comes from my mom, who got this recipe from her mom.

You know it's good when recipes are past down through generations and adjusted to perfection.

These were always a special peanut butter treat for us kids when we would get home from school.

My dad thinks they are the best tasting peanut butter cookies ever so my mom would bake them often and we always devoured them.

Preparation for the Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

You will need a large mixing bowl, a one cup measuring cup, a tsp. spoon and a 1/2 tsp. spoon, a fork, cookie sheets, and a wire rack to put them on to cool off.

Gather Your Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter or half and half butter and other good quality shortening
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt

Creating Your Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Masterpiece:

  1. Cream your butter first then add the vanilla, and then gradually add the brown and white sugar and cream well.
  2. Beat in eggs, mixing thoroughly, and then add your peanut butter, mixing until well creamed.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into creamed mixture.

  4. Roll the dough into small balls, about 1 inch in diameter and place them on a greased cookie sheet.
  5. Flatten with prongs of a fork that has been dipped in sugar (this prevents the dough from sticking to the fork and adds a nice touch to the cookies)

  6. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes and watch them closely so as to not overcook them. They should be golden brown on the bottom.

This best peanut butter cookie recipe will make about 2 dozen cookies. I usually double this recipe because I know they will be gone in a very short time.If they aren't gone in a couple days, I would put them in the fridge so they last longer.

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