Anything peanut butter is a winner at my house and these cookies were no exception! I've had a "tried and true" peanut butter cookie recipe for the past several years, but this just might be the one to take its place. They are not too dense and have just the right amount of crispness without crumbling to pieces when you bite into one. These would also be good with some variations such as adding M&M's or chocolate chips, etc.
SUGARED PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES:
(Recipe from A Bountiful Kitchen)
Makes approx. 18 cookies
1/2 C. smooth peanut butter
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 3/4 C. all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
Sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 325. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg.
In separate bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and mix just until incorporated. Do not over mix. Scoop dough by rounded tablespoons and roll into balls. Roll dough balls in sugar and place 2" apart on lined baking sheets. Press down slightly. Bake for 10 minutes or until light golden in color. Do not over bake. After removing from oven, sprinkle tops with more sugar if desired. Cool on rack completely.