Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
Introduction: Cookies are America's favorite, one of the most popular desserts that can be found anywhere and everywhere: in malls, in schools, in offices, in fast foods, in grocery stores. In America, a cookie is described as a thin, sweet, usually small cake. By definition, a cookie can be any of a variety of hand-held, flour-based sweet cakes, either crisp or soft. Each country has its own word for "cookie." What we know as cookies are called biscuits in England and Australia, in Spain they're galletas, Germans call them keks or Plätzchen for Christmas cookies, and in Italy there are several names to identify various forms of cookies including amaretti and biscotti, and so on. The name cookie is derived from the Dutch word koekje, meaning "small or little cake." Biscuit comes from the Latin word bis coctum, which means, “twice baked.” Source: What's Cooking America
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Recipe Source: Adapted from Laura in the Kitcken
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups of flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ½ cup of unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tbsp of smooth peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, position rack in the center of the oven
  2. Using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugars until very light and fluffy, about 1 minute
  3. Beat in the egg and continue to mix until creamy and combined
  4. Add the peanut butter and vanilla and mix until combined
  5. Add the dry ingredients and just mix until everything is incorporated but don’t over mix
  6. Using 2 tablespoons or a small ice cream scoop, for the cookies and place them on a baking sheet about 3 inches apart, flatten the cookies slightly with your hand and using a fork make a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie
  7. Bake the cookies for about 15 to 18 minutes or until they are lightly golden around the edges.
  8. Cool on baking sheet for about 1 minute then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

 

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