Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
Preheat oven to 350º F
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars on medium speed until smooth.
Slowly add in the eggs and mix on high, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl. Mix until combined, around 1 minute.
Add in the peanut butter and vanilla, and mix until incorporated and smooth.
In a separate bowl, sift the dry ingredients together. Pour into egg/peanut butter mixture and mix on low. It’s okay if dough is thick and sticky.
Cover dough and chill in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.
When ready to bake, line two cookie trays with parchment paper
Form balls out of the dough (balls should be comprised of about 1-1 1/2 tablespoons of dough) and roll in a bowl of granulated sugar. This will add shine to your cookies.
Place 2 inches apart on baking sheet and press the tines of a fork into the cookies to form criss-cross patter on top.
Bake until very lightly browned, about 10-11 minutes.* Remove from oven and allow to cool.