Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies


Yield: 2


  • 1/2 cup U.S. peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)

  • 1/2 cup U.S. butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 U.S. large egg

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Place oven rack just above oven center. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into butter mixture until well-blended.

  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Gently flatten each ball with fork in a criss-cross pattern. Bake in the top half of 375°F oven until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove cookies from sheets; cool on wire racks.