SO...I PROMISE that if you LOVE peanut butter cookies, these are going to become your absolute favorite (unless you are fan of dry, crunchy, hockey puck cookies)...make up a batch for YOU as well as all those little munchkins that will be needing an "after school snack" in a few hours...thats what I'm going to be doing today!
Better Than EVER Peanut Butter Cookies
5 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
2 1/2 c. sugar
2 c. butter (4 cubes), softened
2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 T. vanilla
Preheat oven to 300 degrees (YES, this is one of the tricks to this recipe...cooking at a lower temperature for a longer amount of time). In a medium bowl combine flour, soda and salt. Mix well and set aside. In mixing bowl combine sugars and stir. Add butter and mix until well blended. Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla, mix until light and fluffy. Add flour mixture, stir just until mixed. (I used a wooden spoon to prevent any over mixing) Drop by tablespoon or cookie scoop onto a well greased baking sheet. Press down slightly with your thumb. Bake for 15-19 minutes (mine took 15-17 minutes). Hit cookie sheet slightly on the counter after pulling the cookies out of the oven to help them to "drop" in the middle...(another trick). Place warm cookies on a paper towel that is spread out on your counter. Continue until all cookies are baked.
*Cookie Dough should be semi-firm but not hard...BUT also NOT sticky. Add more flour if needed but only a small amount at a time to prevent adding TOO much. I don't think you will need to add any more...but just incase you do, thats another HINT.
OH...and Please EAT one for me...calories don't count if you are eating them on account of someone else, so in that case...eat 6 for me!