Indulge in the simple pleasure of homemade Peanut Butter Cookies, a classic treat that never fails to delight. This recipe offers a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, featuring smooth peanut butter as the star ingredient. Each bite is a delightful experience, with a chewy texture and a hint of vanilla. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or trying your hand at cookie-making for the first time, this recipe is straightforward and foolproof. Top them with chocolate chips or chopped peanuts for an extra touch of indulgence. Perfect for sharing with loved ones or enjoying as a personal treat!
1 cup (250g) smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon (5ml) vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
A pinch of salt
Optional: Chocolate chips or chopped peanuts for topping
Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix Wet Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla extract. Stir until well mixed.
Add Dry Ingredients: Sprinkle the baking soda and a pinch of salt over the mixture. Stir until the ingredients are fully combined.
Form the Cookies: Scoop out tablespoon-sized balls of dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork, creating a crisscross pattern.
Optional Toppings: If desired, press a few chocolate chips or chopped peanuts into the top of each cookie before baking.
Bake the Cookies: Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are just starting to turn golden brown.
Cooling: Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Serve and Enjoy: Once cooled, serve the cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite beverage.