Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies

by zesty on October 19, 2012 · 27 comments

I wanted to focus on baked good today.  With that being said, I have a fun simple cookie that you will love – a versatile peanut butter cookie.  Whether you want a crunch, a soft chewy texture, chocolate or butterscotch chips, this cookie can handle it.  Next time you are in the mood for a homemade cookie, I suggest you try these.

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To compliment the salty flavor from the peanut butter, you can try adding a handful or two of chocolate in any form or even butterscotch.  Let me know what you think of these peanut butter cookies.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 Cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 Cup butter (chilled)
  • 1 1/4 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tbsp.  milk
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 3/4 Cups white all purpose flour
  • 3/4 Tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 Tsp. salt

Method

  1. Preheat Oven to 375 F.
  2. Cream peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, egg, milk and vanilla in a large bowl at medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.  Add to creamed mixture above slowly and beat at low speed until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Drop from a spoon onto non greased baking sheets.
  5. I pushed down with a fork to ensure the crispy texture.
  6. Bake at 375 F for 8 minutes until set and lightly brown.  These are very similar to the chewy chocolate chip cookies for me as I take them out when they just start to brown as I don’t want them to dry out and become crumby.
  7. Cool slightly and set on cooling rack.
  8. ENJOY!

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Zesty Tip: If you want your cookies to have a crunch, push them down with a fork like these ones.  They will firm up quicker and offer the great texture you come to expect in a homemade peanut butter cookie.  If you want them softer and chewier, drop them from a spoon, use creamy peanut butter but forget pressing them down.

Question of the day? What is your favorite drink with a fresh baked homemade cookie?  Is it milk?  or tea?

Have a great day today and I hope this lightened your day and made you smile.

Take care

Zesty

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