February is almost over! We’re excited — not just because we’re that much closer to warm weather and sunshine, but because we’re one day closer to Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! That falls on March 1, so we’re making anything and everything we can with peanut butter! Today we kept it simple and made our best peanut butter cookie recipe.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky is fine)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Bowl of granulated sugar to roll your cookie dough in (optional)
Preheat oven to 375℉.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt (you can use a fork). Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl fitted to a stand mixer combine, the brown sugar, butter and peanut butter. Using the paddle attachment on medium speed, cream together the ingredients until they are well-combined. Add the egg and vanilla and continue to mix until it’s smooth. Reduce the mixing speed to low. Slowly add the dry ingredients until it’s all incorporated.
Scoop the batter into 1” balls. Roll each ball in the bowl of sugar so they’re coated with sugar. Place each ball on a cookie sheet about 2” apart. Smash down each ball with a fork twice so it makes hash marks.
Bake for 7 minutes. Let stand for about three minutes before transferring them to the cooling rack. Makes about 34 cookies.
These are classic peanut butter cookies — they’re perfect the way they are but you can add your own twist to them by adding chocolate or butterscotch chips. And if you’re a serious peanut butter lover, you can add peanut butter chips!
Enjoy your peanut butter cookies! Check back with The Lakeside Collection for more recipes, ideas and products for all your favorite quirky holidays!