Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe


Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe from The New Basics Cookbook, by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins.


8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter (I used creamy…you can choose your own life path here.)

3/4 packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped (Too much peanut going on here for me…this is where I diverge from the path of peanut and look for something a little bit more colorful to add to my cookies, like M&M’s.)  But feel free to make your own destiny!


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

1.  In a mixing bowl cream butter, peanut butter, and brown sugar until light.  Then, beat in the maple syrup, egg, and vanilla.

2.  In another bowl, toss the flour with the baking soda and peanuts.  Beat this slowly into the liquid ingredients.

3.  Drop the mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls on baking sheets.  Flatten and print slightly with a fork.

4.  Bake until golden 7-8 minutes.

Makes 2 dozen cookies.

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