Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

These easy peanut butter cookies are crisp on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. They are absolutely fantastic and so easy to make. By adding salted roasted peanuts to the dough we contribute to the crunchiness making these extremely enjoyable.

You should always make sure your butter and eggs are at room temperature when you are going to make cookies. This will assure that when you cream the butter and sugars you will have a smooth cream — as opposed to a lumpy one because of hardened and congealed butter.

One last recommendation for these easy peanut butter cookies is that you be patient when you remove them from the oven. They will continue to be on the soft side so let them cool down on the sheet before you move them to the cooling rack. Enjoy these fabulous cookies.

This is what you are going to need to make these easy peanut butter cookies:

Makes about 40 cookies

½ cup unsalted butter – room temperature
½ cup sugar + more for rolling the cookies in
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup creamy peanut butter
½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg – room temperature
1 ¼ cup flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup roasted, salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon liners. Place about ½ a cup of sugar on a plate.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

Place butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugars and cream until smooth. Add the peanut butter, vanilla and egg. Beat until you have a smooth, fully incorporated cream. Add the dry ingredients and mix until you have uniform dough. Do not over mix the dough. Add the peanuts and mix in.

Form small balls with the dough and roll them in the sugar. Place the sugar coated balls on the baking sheet and gently press down on them with a fork. Turn the cookie and press down in the other direction.

Bake the cookies for about 9 minutes – until the borders start to brown. Let them cool down on the sheet for about 1 minute and transfer them to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

2 cookies – CALORIES 167.04; FAT 10.03 grs (sat 3.99; mono 3.77; poly 1.71); PROTEIN 3.78 grs ; FIBER 0.93 grs; CARBS 16.78 grs; CHOLESTEROL 21.51 mg; IRON 0.61 mg; SODIUM 122.56 mg; CALCIUM 11.95 mg

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My name is Mary Ann Allen and I am here to help you get organized so you can save money on groceries and feed your family healthy, nutritious food. My multi-cultural cooking background comes from being born in the US and raised in Bolivia. I have 5 kids and own around 400 cook books. I absolutely love to cook!

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