Crisscrossed fork marks and all, these peanut butter cookies are just like Mom made, with the addition of yummy butterscotch morsels for extra flavor and a sweet crunch.
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups chunky peanut butter (not "all natural")
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 11-oz. package butterscotch morsels
How to Make It
In a large bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt.
Beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Gradually add sugar, beating to blend. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour mixture and butterscotch morsels. Form into a large disk and wrap in plastic. Chill for 2 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 375°F; line 2 baking sheets with parchment. Use hands to form dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place balls about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Using a fork, press balls flat, then press again to form a crisscross pattern. Bake cookies until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Cool on sheets for 10 minutes, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
I don't think these are all that great. Very dry as many others commented. I did 1/2 batch without chilling and chilled the other 1/2. I added some skim milk and a little more peanut butter with the 2nd batch and they are chewier and better in my opinion. I don't anticipate making these again.
Everybody that tasted these said they were the best peanut butter cookies they'd ever had. They are fabulous! I was in a hurry and did not chill the dough; they were still perfect. Other than that, I wouldn't advise altering the recipe. You shouldn't mess with perfection! Note: the recipe makes a lot more cookies than it says.
These cookies were fantastic! I used light butter (I know it's not recommended for baking) and Splenda, and they turned out great! Very fluffy and soft! I brought them to work and got many compliments!
these cookies are great. only problem is they don't last long. My family loves them and eats them up fast. I have to double the batch. They also liked them with chopped peanuts added. the first batch I made were a little dry, so I added 2 tablespoons of milk to the batter and rolled them without putting them in the fridge. Remove them from the oven as soon as they start to turn a little brown around the edges. This way they are soft and not dry.
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