Last week we found ourselves with twelve more inches of the white stuff and two snow days. We shoveled, played board games, watched movies, and made peanut butter cookies. There’s something very comforting about peanut butter cookies when you’re having your butt kicked by your kid in Uno, and Trouble, and Sorry…..
- 1 1/3 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup salted peanuts, coursely chopped
1. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside. With an electric hand mixer, cream butter and both sugars in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, then the peanut butter, until well combined.
2. Add the flour mixture on low speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, then add the peanuts. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate dough for 1 to 2 hours.
3. Preheat oven to 350º. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop tablespoon sized balls of dough 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Use a fork to press down dough make a crosshatch pattern. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes until golden, and transfer to a rack to cool completely. Makes 3 dozen cookies.