The Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie

Yields 5-6

Cook Time 14 min

Total Time 14 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter either creamy or crunchy (I like maximum crunch!)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 extra large eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup salted, roasted peanuts, lightly toasted and chopped (really need to chop with chef's knife, processing them will easily make the pieces too small).

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
  3. Cream butter until light and fluffy the add peanut butter and mix until blended.
  4. Add both sugars and mix well. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add the dry ingredients a cup at a time, scraping the bowl after each addition.
  5. Add half of the toasted peanuts to the mixture and mix just until incorporated.
  6. Using a tablespoon to measure dough, roll each spoonful into balls and place on baking sheets about 2 inches apart. Dip large fork into warm water, blot and press each cookie slightly to flatten it; repeat in opposite direction (The warm water will help to keep the fork from sticking to the dough). Sprinkle remaining peanuts on the top of each cookie.
  7. Bake for 7 minutes/ alternate cookie sheets on baking racks and bake for another 7 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheets; remove sheets and allow to completely cook at room temp.
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