Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
Staff Writer

Kiley Burke

Easy to make, these peanut butter cookies wouldn't be complete without their crosshatch pattern. Chef Evan Packer suggests using a higher-end peanut butter so that your cookies do not come out too sweet. 

Ingredients

  • 3/4  Cups  butter, soft
  • 3/4  Cups  smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2  Cup  light brown sugar
  • 1/2  Cup  granulated sugar
  • large egg
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  baking soda
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  Kosher salt

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In the bowl of a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar and mix until just combined. Do not overmix so that the butter begins to melt. Add the peanut butter, vanilla, and egg and mix until just combined. Fold in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. On a baking sheet, portion the dough into 2-ounce balls spaced evenly apart and use a fork to press the crosshatch pattern into each ball. Bake until golden brown along the edge, about 10-13 minutes. Allow to cool before removing from sheet tray. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
14g
20%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
36g
28%
Protein
8g
17%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Calcium, Ca
48mg
5%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
66µg
17%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
51mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
143mg
20%
Selenium, Se
6µg
11%
Sodium, Na
428mg
29%
Water
17g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Peanut Butter Cookie Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Peanut Butter Cookie Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.