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How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

How To Make Peanut Butter Cookies

Nothing beats a good peanut butter cookie, and it's easy to make them perfectly every time. All you need are a few ingredients, a little time, and you're ready to bake.

Step 1: Dry Ingredients

Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.

Step 2: Mix

In a large bowl, cream the butter, then add both sugars and cream until smooth. Mix in the peanut butter and the egg, and then stir in the flour mixture. That's it - that's your dough.

Step 3: Wait

Wrap your dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours before you try to work with it. You'll know it's ready when it's firm to the touch.

Step 4: Roll

Roll the chilled dough into 1 to 1 1/2 inch balls, then place them onto a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet. Leave about three inches between the cookies - they'll spread as they bake - and since they're peanut butter cookies, use a fork to flatten them and make criss-cross patterns on top.

Step 5: Bake

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees (190 C, Gas Mark 5). Bake your cookies about 9-11 minutes, until they turn a light brown color. Let them cool on the pan for a minute, and then move them to a cooling rack.

Done.