Peanut Butter Cookies

Afternoon snack. 

Peanut Butter Cookies



  • 11/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 TBS vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking powder , baking soda, and salt.
    Beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and continue beating until fluffy.
  3. Beat in the peanut butter, the egg, and the vanilla.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the peanut butter mixture until well incorporated. Peanut butter cookie dough will be a bit crumbly.
    Roll the dough in your hands into 2-inch balls.
  5. Place the dough balls on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart, and flatten them gently with a fork, making a crisscross design.
  6. Bake for about 10 minutes.

Makes one dozen.