Peanut Butter Cookies
4 ounces (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temp
1 1/4 cups peanut butter (Jif creamy)
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure, vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 inch ice cream scoop
13"x18 baking sheet
Large serving fork, utensil
Preheat oven to 375F.
Cream together the butter, peanut butter and sugars. Mix in the eggs 1 at a time and add the vanilla.
In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together and then gradually mix into the wet mixture.
Note: Make sure the scoops are level for 1 dozen cookies.
Scoop the batter and drop
onto the cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Create a criss cross pattern on the tops of cookies using the serving fork. Be careful not to press too hard or cookies will spread out too much during baking. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.
Bake in center of oven until edges are lightly browned, about 14-15 minutes. Don't over-bake or cookies will not be chewy in the center. Remove and let cool completely on the cookie sheet.
For super peanut buttery taste, add peanut butter morsels.