Peanut Butter Cookies are the ultimate comfort food! Simple and divine. If you are in need of a hug in cookie form, this is it.
Consider yourself hugged.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 18 minutes
Total time: 38 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 oz german chocolate, melted (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 18 by 13-inch baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium mixing bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In another bowl mix butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until combined. Mix in peanut butter then stir in egg and vanilla. Slowly add in flour mixture and mix just until combined. Scoop dough out and shape into balls then place on baking sheets spacing them 2-inches apart.
Use a long fork to flatten cookies slightly then turn fork going opposite direction and flatten just slightly again creating a criss-cross pattern.
Bake cookies in preheated oven, one sheet at a time, for about 9 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet 5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Optional topping: Melt german chocolate bar in microwave for about 1 minute and drizzle on top of cookie.
Store cookies and an airtight container.