When I’m trying to think of cookies that sound good to make, for some reason peanut butter cookies never come to mind. They’re usually not one of my top three cookies to eat. However, when I eat a peanut butter cookie I think to myself, “Wow, that’s really good, why don’t I make these more often”. All that to say, I don’t think I give the peanut butter cookie enough attention and credit. It really is a great cookie, especially this one! It has peanut butter, peanuts, and peanut butter morsels in it, yet it is still not overpowering. It’s got a slight crunch to the exterior and soft, chewy interior. So good with a glass of milk!
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. peanut butter (I used creamy)
1/2 c. salted peanuts, chopped
1/2 c. peanut butter chips
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt and set bowl aside.
In a large bowl, beat together butter and both sugars for about 3 minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. Add peanut butter, peanuts and peanut butter chips and beat on low for a couple of minutes.
Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix until combined.
Scoop the cookies into medium to large size balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes. If you like chewy peanut butter cookies, take the cookies out of the oven when they are still soft in the middle and let them sit on the cookie sheet for 3 minutes before taking them off to cool.