For this weeks treat for work I went with Peanut Butter Cookies. I have never made ‘real’ peanut butter cookies before, I have made the 3 ingredient Kraft ones, but not the real thing. I found a couple recipes that looked really good. I picked this recipe because I had all the ingredients. This recipe is from Arctic Studio Garden. The name of this one caught my attention, Bake Shoppe Peanut Butter Cookies. I did make an addition of chocolate chips!
Bake Shoppe Peanut Butter Cookies
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
**NOTE: Dough should chill for 3 hours before baking
1. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and set aside.
3. Scrape down the edges of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until thoroughly incorporated, about 3 minutes.
4. Beat in the peanut butter, both creamy and crunchy until thoroughly combined. (I only had creamy, so I just used 1 3/4 cup if it)
5. Slowly add dry ingredients with the mixer on low-speed. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined, but be careful not to over mix. As soon as the dry ingredients are incorporated, turn off the mixer.
*5b. I added chocolate chips, mix on lowest speed to combine.
6. Scoop the dough into a covered container and refrigerate for about 3 hours before baking the cookies.
Really wish I had noticed this part of the recipe when skimming over the ingredients. I did not start making them until 6 pm. Needless to say, these did get refrigerated for 3 hours, only about 1.5 hours.
7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
8. Line the top cookie sheet with parchment and drop the dough in 1/4 cup balls onto the baking sheet. Space about three inches apart.
9. Flatten each ball slightly and use a fork to give it the criss cross pattern.
Look at the size of these cookies, they more than doubled in size!
They look delicious!
These were pretty good. I am not a huge fan of peanut butter cookies. It’s not that I don’t like them, I just would prefer a chocolate chip or an oatmeal cookie. The texture was not as I was expecting. The only peanut butter cookies I have had were all soft, these were different. These cookies had a bit of a crunch to them. The outside had a crisp shell and the centre was a little more soft. I would say they are comparable to some chocolate chip cookies. They were also not very sweet, maybe this is why I was not a huge fan. When I think cookie I want a sweet treat! I will make these again, they were a hit. Although, I will make them smaller, I was not expecting them to get that big!