1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes. Add the sugars, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture.
Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours. (I never usually do this, that's probably why mine turn out so flat!)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.
For chewier cookies, bake at 300°F for 15 minutes.
And yesterday, I had help baking cookies... Russ! Though, he didn't want his picture taken because he doesn't want to be on the blog (even though he already has a picture or two on here... haha).
|Butter and sugars...|
|Butter, sugars, egg and peanut butter...|
|This is what usually happens during kitchen time...|
|After the addition of the dry ingredients.|
|Very flat peanut butter cookies... but they're chewy and perfect otherwise.|