Peanut Butter Cookies are one of the first first cookies I ever baked, and this is the recipe I used.
Prep Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
•1/2 cup sugar
•1/2 cup brown sugar
•1/4 cup butter, softened
•1/4 cup shortening
•1/2 cup peanut butter, plain
•1 egg, beaten
•1 teaspoon vanilla
•1-1/4 cup flour
•3/4 teaspoon soda
•1/2 teaspoon baking powder
•1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, cream sugars, butter, and shortening. Add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla. Mix thoroughly.
Combine flour, soda, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually add to peanut butter mixture until completely combined.
Cover bowl and chill for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheet(s). Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on cookie sheet 3 inches apart. Flatten balls in a criss-cross pattern with a fork dipped in flour. A flour-dipped cookie press or the flat bottom of a small glass may also be used.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Store in a loosely covered container, like a cookie jar, for harder-crisper cookies. For softer cookies, store in an airtight container.
Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe