There seems to be a trend here.
Looking at my blog, it really seems like all I make are desserts and breakfasts (which are sometimes just desserts in disguise…don’t tell). So what’s up with that?? Is it just that I don’t make main dishes?
The thing with me is, when I make main dishes, I want them to be good. Somehow, I think it’s way easier to experiment with baking than it is to experiment with cooking meals.
I don’t know where this comes from. I mean, my mom and my sister are the complete opposite: they will experiment like crazy when they’re making dinner, but then will follow baking recipes to a T.
And while this is not really an “experimenting with different ingredients” kind of recipe, it sure is a classic. And as it is my first day in Toronto, I only have access to limited baking ingredients in the house. (I mean, who doesn’t have chocolate chips in their house?) This cookie recipe allows me to make use of what I have here.
I also realized how I don’t have NEARLY enough cookie recipes on this blog of mine. That needs to change.
These Easy Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies will become your new favourite cookie recipe. Made with ingredients you already have in your pantry.
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, vanilla and sugars. Beat in the eggs until fully incorporated.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add it into the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Place the batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
Roll into one inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss cross pattern.
Bake in the preheated oven for around 10 minutes, or until the cookies begin to brown.
Remove from oven, and place on wire racks to cool completely.
Total time does not include chilling time.