My dad is visiting and these are one of his favorite cookies. It’s funny because he would never eat a peanut butter sandwich or have peanut butter on his toast or on an apple. And a Reese Peanut Butter cup has never crossed his lips. But peanut butter cookies he loves. It was also opening day for deer hunters and my non-hunting husband goes to opening day deer camp fish fries every year so I always send cookies.
Peanut butter, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin are my standbys. I like to freeze cookies 3-4 to a zip lock bag after they are cooled (unless of course they are all going to deer camp). They always taste fresh and I have something homemade on hand to serve with coffee or as a little dessert.
Preheat oven to 375
1 cup butter at room temperature
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
Cream together butter, peanut butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla.
Whisk flour, baking soda and salt together.
With a wooden spoon stir the dry ingredients into the creamed mixture.
Once the dough is thoroughly combined use a cookie scoop and put on an un-greased cookie sheet. Use a fork dipped in white sugar and press to make ridges on each cookie.
Bake for 11 minutes. Remove to cooling racks. Enjoy!!
You can use smooth or chunky peanut butter, it’s a matter of personal preference. But I don’t recommend substituting oleo for the butter. Ever.
Everyone has their own favorites but I always use airbake cookie sheets. Especially when baking, it’s a good idea to have a thermometer in your oven to make sure the oven is at the proper temperature.