I think I need to change my name to Cookie Monster. We have been cookie machines around here. Today’s recipe is for Melt In Your Mouth Peanut Butter Cookies. They are light, fluffy and just like it says..melt in your mouth!
The fact of the matter is that when I am stressed or sad, I bake. It’s not something I’m proud of. There have been times that I’ve turned to running instead. But not lately. And the last several months have been some of the hardest of my life. That’s a different post for another day. But we have been cranking out cookies like nobody’s business. I don’t even want to eat all the cookies. I just want to bake and share them. Which I usually do.
Melt In Your Mouth Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 c unsalted butter softened
- 2 c light brown sugar packed
- 1 ½ c Jif creamy peanut butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 2 ½ c flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- Granulated sugar to roll dough in
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, and peanut butter until well blended.
- Add eggs and vanilla. Blend well.
- Mix dry ingredients together and slowly add to wet mix.
- Roll dough into balls and dip in granulated sugar.
- Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Use a glass to flatten ball and fork to make criss cross pattern.
- Bake 9-10 minutes until golden brown.
- Cool slightly (5-10 minutes) and place on a wire rack to fully cool.
This recipe is easy to follow. It’s pretty standard as far as peanut butter cookies go. But they just taste dang good. As always, make sure to not over bake them. Use real butter. A cookie scoop helps make sure they are all the same size. I tried a few different ways to flatten these cookies. I used a glass and a fork. Then a glass and the fork for the criss cross pattern and that was my favorite. So – go wild and crazy. You don’t have to do what I did but they won’t be as good. Trust me.
If you love cookies too, make these. They are the BEST: