These peanut butter cookies have two characteristics that make them outstanding. They have enough butter to be smooth without the “sandy” texture of many peanut butter cookies and they are loaded with snack-type peanuts. We designed these as kids’ cookies but they may be even better as adult cookies.
Peanutty Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups salted snack-type peanuts
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
7. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
8. Cream the butter and sugars together. Add the peanut butter, honey, eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Add the dry ingredients and beat in. Add the peanuts.
9. Spoon the batter onto greased cookie sheets about two inches apart. With the back of the spoon, flatten the dough to 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch in thickness. Bake them for nine to ten minutes or until done. (Do not over bake.) Let them sit on the baking sheet for one minute and then move them to wire racks to cool.