Cozy Peanut Butter Cookies

It's hard to feel guilty about eating a peanut butter cookie, because... peanut butter. I mean, it's practically a protein cookie. This recipe is adapted from my grandmother's, and whenever she made a batch, the cookie jar wasn't full for very long. 

Cozy Peanut Butter Cookies 
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line one to two large baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a large bowl, use an electric beater to mix the peanut butter and butter together. 
  3. Then add the sugars and the egg, mixing until evenly combined. 
  4. In a small bowl, combine the flour and baking soda. Add the flour mix to the dough in three parts. The cookie dough will be crumbly. 
  5. Use a tablespoon to scoop up the dough, using your hands to roll it into a ball. Place your peanut butter balls about an inch apart from each other on the pan. You don't have to worry about these cookies spreading when they bake. When the pan is full, use a fork to press the balls down lightly. 
  6. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges just brown. Let the cookies sit on the pan for 2 to 3 minutes before removing them to cool. You should have enough dough for about 4 dozen cookies, which should be about 2 full sheets. 

These cookies are good for breakfast, in lunch boxes, and with coffee, but my favorite way to eat these cookies is standing in the kitchen over the cookie jar, shortly before bed. Oddly enough, these cookies also pair well with a glass of red wine. When you know, you know. 

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