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Peanut Butter Cookies

Chewy, gooey and oh-so-soft, these peanut butter cookies are a true nut-lovers dream. Make these for a holiday cookie swap or share them with your family for a perfect bite-sized post-dinner treat. 



  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 1/2 cup white sugar + 1/4 cup for rolling cookies in
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. To the saucepan, add the butter. Place the saucepan on your stove. Turn the stove to low heat and gently melt the butter. Using the oven mitts, carefully remove the saucepan from the heat. Let the butter cool for five minutes.
  2. To 1 of the small bowls, add the flour, baking soda and salt. Using the whisk, whisk until everything is combined. Set this bowl to the side.
  3. Add the cooled melted butter, peanut butter, half a cup of white sugar, light brown sugar, egg and vanilla extract to the large bowl. Using the electric mixer, beat on medium-high speed until everything is combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the bowl with the sugar mixture. Using the mixing spoon, MIX until the ingredients clump together and you can no longer see the flour mixture.
  5. Pop the bowl of cookie dough in the fridge to firm up for 15 minutes.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375°F. Line the two cookie sheets with the parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set the cookie sheets to the side.
  7. Add the remaining ¼ cup of white sugar to the other small bowl. Using your hands, break off a piece of the cookie dough and roll it into a ball about the size of a Ping-Pong ball. Roll the cookie ball around in the sugar until it’s sparkly on all sides. Now place it on 1 of the cookie sheets. Repeat until you have eight evenly spaced cookie dough balls on each sheet.
  8. Press down gently on the top of each cookie twice using the fork, making a cool tic-tac-toe pattern.
  9. Bake the cookies, one cookie sheet at a time, until golden brown, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Using the oven mitts, carefully remove the cookie sheets from the oven and place them on the cooling racks. Let the cookies cool completely on the cookie sheets. Enjoy!

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