Introduction: Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

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Instructions for classic, crunchy, and delicious peanut butter cookies.

  • Takes 30-45 minutes
  • Get help from an adult if you are not comfortable using a hot oven!

Step 1: Gather Equipment

  • Two large bowls or containers
  • Electric mixer
  • Standard oven
  • Stirring spoon
  • Fork
  • Spatula
  • 1 cup measuring cup
  • 1/2 cup measuring cup
  • 1 tsp measuring spoon
  • Cooling rack
  • Timer (or some way of counting minutes)
  • Large baking sheet
  • Parchment paper or cooking spray
  • Cookie scoop

* Microwave is helpful, but not required

Step 2: Gather Ingredients

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  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Step 3: Preheat Oven to 375 Degrees

Step 4: Add Your First Ingredients

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Add to a large bowl

  • 1 cup of butter (softening butter in the microwave will make mixing easier)
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Step 5: Mix

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Use an electric mixer to incorporate the ingredients into a smooth, consistent mixture.

* If you do not have an electric mixer this process can be done by hand, but it will take more time.

Step 6: Add and Mix Eggs

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Add two, whole eggs and thoroughly mix them into the batter - using an electric mixer or stirring spoon.

Step 7: Start Dry Ingredients

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Add to a separate container

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Lightly mix these ingredients by hand, incorporating them evenly

Step 8: Add Dry Ingredients to the Peanut Butter Mixture

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Add the flour mixture from your second bowl, to the peanut butter mixture in the first bowl. Use a stirring spoon to mix, until the dough is smooth and consistent.

Step 9: Form the Cookies

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Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, or coat with cooking spray. Form the dough into balls using a cookie scoop or hands. Place them about 2 inches apart.

Step 10: Flatten

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Use a fork to slightly flatten the cookies. They should be about 2 inches in diameter after this step. To further enhance your cookies, lightly sprinkle sugar on top of them.

Step 11: Bake

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Place the pan into the 375 degree oven for 7-10 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges.

Step 12: Remove Cookies From the Oven

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When the cookies are done, carefully take them out using oven mitts. Let the cookies cool on the pan for a couple minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack using a spatula.

After the cookies finish cooling, they are ready to eat!


DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2017-09-30

Nice recipe. What is that in the oven below the baking sheet?

It is a pizza stone.

Renil'sK (author)2017-09-30


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