Bake: Mom's Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

picture of peanut butter cookies and glass of milk

Having the urge to bake last night, but not wanting to go to the store, I decided to make a peanut butter cookie recipe my mom gave me.  It's simple, fast, and delicious!  Recipe after the jump...

Easy PB Cookies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 24 cookies

0.5 cup peanut butter
0.5 cup butter, softened
0.5 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
0.5 cup granulated sugar, plus a little more
1 large egg
0.5 tsp vanilla
1.25 cups flour
0.75 tsp baking soda
0.25 tsp salt

(1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees
(2) Mix together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, and vanilla until creamy
picture of wet ingredients and sugar in mixer

(3) Slowly blend in flour, baking soda, and salt
picture of wet and dry ingredients slowly blended together in mixer

(4) Form dough into 24 balls, about 2 inches in diameter, and place on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet
picture of round dough balls on baking sheet

(5) Dip a fork in granulated sugar and use it to flatten the dough balls in a criss-cross pattern
picture of flattening dough balls with fork

(6) Bake for about 8 minutes, until golden brown
picture of cookies after baking

(7) Cool with bottoms up on a wire rack
picture of cookies cooling upside down on wire rack

Note: To keep cookies moist, place them in a sealed container with a slice of bread.

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