25 Days of Christmas Cookies/ Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

December 13, 2020

These Peanut Butter cookies can be made with either smooth or crunchy peanut butter. Personally, I prefer a smooth peanut butter but if you like the crunchy bits of peanuts in your cookie, by all means go with crunchy. I also like to use a peanut butter with less sugar since these cookies are already on the sweet side.

Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • 1/2 C (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 C peanut butter
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar, plus more for
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine kosher salt



Preheat your oven to 375F


Cream together the butters and sugars until light and fluffy


Beat in the egg until fully incorporated


Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt


Beat the dry ingredients into the butter sugar mixture


Portion into 1.5-2 tablespoon portions and roll into smooth balls


Roll the dough balls in granulated sugar to coat and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart


Using a fork, gently press down on each ball to slightly flatten, leaving an imprint of the fork tines. Rotate the pan 90 degrees and repeat to create a crosshatch imprint on the top of the dough


Bake for 10-12 minutes


Allow to cool on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely

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