Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

My husband is more of a cookie dessert guy than fancy. So we make a lot of cookies at our house. These were in one of my Martha Stewart Living magazines. They definitely satisfy any craving for peanut butter. Paired with a tall glass of cold milk they make the perfect late night snack!
Classic Peanut Butter Cookies
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl.
Put butter and sugars into bowl of electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until pale and fluffy. Mix in eggs, then peanut butter.
Reduce to low speed and add in flour mixture in 3 batches, mixing until just combined after each addition. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
Drop dough using scoop. Press cookies with fork to flatten and create a cross-hatch pattern.
Bake until golden brown, 14 to 16 minutes.

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