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Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Those delicious peanut butter cookies can now be made at home in a jiffy. And what's more? These yummy cookies can be made with interesting combinations too.
Mukta Gaikwad
The peanut butter cookies are reminiscent of a quick bites between meals and a treat during school days. The irresistible aroma of freshly baked cookies transport us to memories of cold winter mornings and hot cups of coffee. These totally delicious cookies, are cute presents for boyfriends or an constructive activity for lazy Sunday afternoons too. If you are looking for fun family activity, then there is no pleasure like baking cookies. Baking these cookies from scratch isn't a difficult task, if you have all the ingredients in place.

Vanilla Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Peanut butter, 2 cups
  • White sugar, 2 cups
  • Eggs, 2
  • Baking soda, 2 teaspoons
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Preheat the oven at 350ºF or 175ºC.
  • Mix sugar and peanut butter, into a smooth paste.
  • In another bowl, beat the eggs till they are frothy. Add the baking soda and stir it well. Then add the vanilla extract.
  • Add the peanut butter and sugar paste to the egg mixture, till it becomes one.
  • Roll this dough into small balls of even size and press them onto greased cookie sheets at a distance of two inch from each other.
  • To make a design on the cookie, take a fork and just pull it across. You will get a crisscross design.
  • Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven.
  • You will know that are baked, once they become fluffy and golden-brown.
  • Let them cool on the sheet for 5 minutes and then remove them.
Have these freshly baked cookies with tea or just let your little kids relish them!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Hershey's Kisses plain chocolate, 1 pack
  • Softened unsalted butter, 1/2 cup
  • Peanut butter, 3/4 cup
  • Sugar, 1/3 cup
  • Light brown sugar, 1/2 cup
  • Egg, 1
  • Milk, 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla essence, 1 tablespoon
  • Flour, 1/4 cup
  • Baking soda, 1 tablespoon
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Granulated sugar, 1/2 cup
  • Preheat the oven at 350ºF or 175ºC.
  • Pour the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl and beat it well, until one.
  • Add the plain sugar and the brown sugar in the mixture and beat it again.
  • Now add an egg, milk, and vanilla to the same mixture and beat it till the mixture becomes fluffy.
  • Finally, add the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Empty all of this in an air tight jar and refrigerate it for 4-8 hours.
  • Once the dough is not greasy, remove it from the fridge and roll into even sized balls. Press these cookies onto the non-greased cookie sheet and let is bake for 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove them immediately and presses the Hershey's Kisses on them. The chocolate might crack, but let the cookies cool down. As the cookie cools down, the chocolate will set in properly.
To bake the best cookies, see to it that you have the right apparatus and the measuring units. Measure the ingredients properly to have the right taste for your cookies. The biggest mistake that first time bakers make, is that they take the ingredients by approximation. This messes up the entire procedure of baking. Always stick by the recipe to get the perfect product. Now that you know the secret of baking the best cookies, enjoy baking and eating them!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies
Vanilla Peanut Butter Cookies