The best peanut butter cookie recipe ever? O.k…I know it is an election year and you are feeling a little overwhelmed with empty promises, but this one is not empty. Really. No. Really.
Look at the first picture and look me in the computer screen and tell me I am lying, go ahead-
Uh huh, see?
If you like peanut butter, (and really, who doesn’t?) these are the cookies for you. They are, depending on how long you bake them, chewy, crispy, or somewhere between. The peanut butter is intense. And, I use them as sandwich cookies, sandwiching them together with peanut butter mixed with honey. The are also great just single with a tall glass of organic milk.
The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe Ever
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1/2 c unsalted butter
1/2 c vegetable shortening
1 c peanut butter
1 c sugar
1 c brown sugar, firmly packed
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350
Stir together dry ingredients.
In mixer cream butter, shortening and peanut butter until smooth. Add sugars and continue beating until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, then vanilla. Add gflour mixture and blend well, you may need to do that part by hand.
Shape dough into 1″ balls. Place on the silpat covered baking sheet 2 inches apart. Flatten with a ford dipped in flour and then flatten the other way to create cross hatching.
Bake for 8-10 minutes for chewy
10-12 minutes for crispy/chewy
and 12-14 minutes for crispy but watch carefully. Cool completely. about 6 dozen.
Now, if you want to make sandwich cookies make a spread of equal amounts of peanut butter and honey (or try sandwiching with ganache..yum) and put two cookies together with the filling in the middle.
Don’t eat them all before the kids get home.