I've made several peanut butter cookie recipes over the last 2 years and I haven't been very thrilled with any of them. These cookies were a total win though, they were so soft and delicious. This will be my go to peanut butter cookie recipe from now on. This recipe is from For the Love of Cooking.
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar plus extra to roll over the cookies
1 tsp vanilla extract
Heat oven to 350. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and peanut butter until combined. Add the white sugar and the brown sugar and beat until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until combined. Stir in half of the flour mixture then stir in the second half until combined. Place extra sugar into a shallow dish. Roll about 2tbsp of dough into a ball then roll in the sugar and place on the lined cookie sheet. Bake for 9-10 minutes then let stand on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool.