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.