Peanut Butter Cookies



  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1¼ cup flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  1. Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes.
  2. Add the sugars, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg.
  3. Mix together the dry ingredients – flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt & stir  into the sugar butter mixture.
  4. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1¼ inch balls. Place about 3″ apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 – 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.

Makes 2 dozen cookies

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