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How to Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Grab your cookie sheet and a big glass of milk – everybody loves peanut butter cookies.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Cream ingredients Cream the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer using a paddle attachment. Mix until it's light and fluffy.
  • Step 2: Add Add the vanilla extract and egg to the butter mixture. Mix on medium speed until everything's combined.
  • Step 3: Sift Sift the flour and baking soda into a mixing bowl, and then add it to the butter mixture. Mix until well blended.
  • Step 4: Preheat oven Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Step 5: Scoop dough Form 2-tablespoon balls on the parchment-lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart.
  • Step 6: Use fork Use a fork to press down the dough, making a criss-cross pattern. Sprinkle the crushed peanuts on top of the cookies.
  • TIP: Dip the fork in warm water to prevent sticking.
  • Step 7: Bake Bake the cookies for 18 to 20 minutes, or until they're golden brown. Then transfer to a rack to cool.
  • FACT: Studies have indicated that people who regularly eat nuts or peanut butter are less likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who rarely eat nuts.

You Will Need

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • u00be c. smooth peanut butter
  • u00bd c. packed dark brown sugar
  • u00bd c. granulated sugar
  • u00bd tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • u00be tsp. baking soda
  • Crushed peanuts
  • An electric mixer with a paddle attachment
  • A flour sifter
  • A baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • And a cooling rack

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