Kid-Approved Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

by - August 06, 2020

peanut butter cookies

When it comes to baking, I'm definitely not a made-from-scratch kind of girl. But one weekend not too long ago, Alexis wanted to make cookies, and I wasn't going to make a grocery order just for that. For some reason, we have about four jars of peanut butter in our pantry (I didn't buy them all, I swear!), so we decided to make peanut butter cookies. They're super easy, and Alexis loved helping mix up the ingredients, roll out the little dough balls, and make the criss-cross pattern on top.

Some notes: I accidentally melted my butter, but it didn't seem to make a difference in the outcome. Also, I didn't have parchment paper like the recipe I was following called for, so I used wax paper instead.

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt. Sit aside.
  3. Using the paddle attachment on your mixer, beat together the butter and both sugars until fluffy. Mix in the peanut butter until smooth. Then add in vanilla and egg until smooth.
  4. Roll your dough into small balls and place two inches apart on lined cookie sheet. Using a fork, press down lightly to flatten and make a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

This recipe makes about two dozen cookies. I followed this recipe but halved it because we really didn't need 48 cookies.

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