The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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What is better than the best classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm… to be honest, not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie. A puffy, thick circular pile of goodness.

The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies: What is better than classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm... not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie | aheadofthyme.com

Growing up, peanut butter cookies meant thin, hard and crunchy cookies to me. The ones that were in my great aunt’s tin for what seemed to be a few weeks too long — way past their expiration date. But then something amazing happened a few years ago. I tried an incredible, 3-inch wide, soft peanut butter cookie from the bakery section of my local grocery store. I was forever changed. Now, I cannot even imagine going back to those crumbly, stiff, practically stale cookies that I grew up on.

These cookies may be a smaller version of that decadent first chewy cookie that I tried but they taste even better. I mean, obviously they taste better, they are the best soft and chewy peanut butter cookies.

The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies: What is better than classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm... not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie | aheadofthyme.com

Soft and chewy is my new standard peanut butter cookie. And thank goodness for it!! They are my go to treat of choice to make when I am craving something sweet. Firstly, I always have all the ingredients in my pantry, so I don’t have to worry about making a trip to the grocery store. And secondly, I don’t have to wait an hour before I can eat these. It takes 10 minutes to prepare (basically while the oven is preheating anyways) and 8 minutes to bake. Yup, 8 minutes. When you are craving a delicious treat, nothing else is on your mind than taking that first bite. The amount of time it takes really matters!!

The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies: What is better than classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm... not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie | aheadofthyme.com

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and bake a batch of these little beauties and pour yourself a nice tall glass of cold milk. It’s time to dunk away!

Tip: Store these cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks… if there is even any left after 2 weeks! 🙂

The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies: What is better than classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm... not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie | aheadofthyme.com

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The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies


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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Category: Dessert

Description

What is better than classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm… not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the peanut butter, butter and sugars using a hand mixer (or a stand mixer), until soft and creamy.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and continue to mix until fully combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add these dry ingredients to your large bowl slowly, continuously mixing using your mixer.
  5. Roll the dough into 1 to 2-inch balls and place on an ungreased, parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a fork, press down on each ball of dough to slightly flatten and create a criss-cross pattern.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or as soon as tops begin to slightly crack. To keep them soft and chewy, be careful to not overbake. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack.

Notes

If you are like me and love vanilla, you can increase the vanilla amount to 1 tablespoon.

The Best Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies: What is better than classic, soft and chewy peanut butter cookies? Umm... not a whole lot comes to mind. Get ready to fall in love with a cookie | aheadofthyme.com

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