I looked at a few different peanut butter cookie recipes on the net but none of them really were to my liking, so I took a few different ones and kind of averaged them out. They turned out pretty good for just winging it. By the way, I said earlier that I don’t like nuts in cookies, but the one exception is peanut butter cookies. They should be made with crunchy peanut butter so you get the bits of nuts in it.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick or 1/4 block) butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy recommened)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
Sift or thoroughly mix together flour, soda and salt, set aside.
Cream together softened butter, sugar and peanut butter. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
Slowly mix in the flour mixture and mix well.
Place tablespoon sized chunks on ungreased cookie sheet.
If you prefer thin cookies, flatten them with a spatula.
Bake at 350F for 12-16 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.