Craving something sweet and buttery? You won't want to pass up this peanut butter cookie recipe. It comes together in a flash and tastes and smells divine.
Whether you've been baking for years or just learning your way around measuring cups and scales, this peanut butter cookie recipe is for you. It's soft, slightly chewy, and will leave your house smelling like a fancy bakery. But perhaps most important of all, these cookies are surprisingly easy to whip up — and will probably become your go-to pick-me-up treat to keep the Sunday scaries at bay.
You don't need any out-there ingredients for peanut butter cookies. In fact, you probably have everything you need already in your kitchen.
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You don't need to know expert baking hacks to go nutty over these cookies. This peanut butter cookie recipe is refreshingly simple:
The most crucial step in this recipe is to not over-bake the cookies. Since they need to firm up on the (hot) baking tray, they will continue to cook from the residual heat. That's why you should only bake the cookies until they're almost done, or else end up with too-hard cookies.
Although baking is a near-exact science, you can still give these cookies your own twist. For example, you can add a handful of chopped peanuts (or chunky peanut butter) to the dough. Or sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the cookies before they go into the oven.
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