I love peanut butter cookies and this is my go to recipe when I want them. This recipe came from a good friend. I got the recipe from her after she made the cookies for us and my husband actually ate them. Normally he wouldn’t ever eat peanut butter cookies. This recipe also has a little versatility to them. You can scoop ’em up plain, roll them in sugar, or mix in some chocolate chips. I like to do half plain and half with chocolate chips. I also cook these cookies until they are just slightly golden brown and then let them sit on the tray for a few minutes.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) margarine (I use butter)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cups flour
optional: chocolate chips (you need a 12 oz bag for the entire recipe, I like to do half the recipe)
Mix margarine, sugars, peanut butter, eggs, and vanilla together until well combined. Then add soda, salt, and flour. Mix just until combined. This is a really soft dough. This is where you can add chocolate chips or roll the cookies in sugar, if you like. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, just until they start to get a little brown (you’ll probably think they need to cook longer but don’t do it unless you want crunchy cookies). The cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before putting them on a cooling rack. Makes around 4 dozen cookies.