Completely Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies


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In between ending my manuscript and pictures for my subsequent cookbook, I’ve made a number of batches of those superb peanut butter cookies from Snackable Bakes, the brand new cookbook from Jessie Sheehan.

Jessie’s cookies are completely peanut buttery, with crisp edges and a young, chewy middle. They remind me of a peanut butter cookie you’d anticipate from a bakery, but they’re simple to make at house.

cover of snackable bakes by jessie sheehan

Utilizing shortening in cookie recipes:

You’ll discover the recipe requires shortening, reminiscent of Crisco. It’s an essential ingredient as a result of it actually helps the cookies maintain their form, and I’m guessing provides to these stunning cracks on the floor.

What makes peanut butter cookies chewy?

This recipe is completely different from an quaint crisp, peanut butter cookie in that granulated sugar makes the perimeters crisp, whereas a excessive proportion of brown sugar makes for a chewy middle. I wouldn’t advocate adjusting the sugar quantities known as for, as they're an essential piece of the feel of the cookie.

Double salting makes peanut butter cookies higher.

Peanut butter and salt are the proper marriage, and by utilizing salt within the dough and flaky salt on the highest, the peanut butter taste is deepened even additional.

two peanut butter cookies on white plates
peanut butter cookies on white parchment

Are you able to freeze peanut butter cookie dough?

Sure! Freezing the dough works very effectively, and lets you make a number of cookies at a time everytime you get the craving. To freeze, scoop particular person dough balls onto a cookie sheet or tray. Place tray in freezer and permit dough to freeze for 4-6 hours, then switch dough balls to a plastic storage bag. By freezing the dough balls individually they received’t stick collectively.

Extra Cookie Recipes:

peanut butter cookies on white parchment


  • ¼ cup [48 g] vegetable shortening reminiscent of Crisco
  • ¾ cup [169 g] unsalted butter melted
  • 1 ½ cup [300 g] packed gentle brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 massive eggs, chilly
  • 1 cup [255 g] clean peanut butter like Jif or Skippy, not all-natural
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon high quality salt
  • 2 1/3 cup [325 g] all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup [200 g] granulated sugar for rolling
  • Flaky sea salt for sprinkling
  • Warmth the oven to 375F [190C]. Line three baking sheets with parchment paper.

  • Place the shortening in a big bowl. Pour the melted butter excessive and whisk till the shortening melts (if there are nonetheless a number of little stable bits of shortening, don’t fear). Whisk within the brown sugar and vanilla, after which the eggs, separately, and, lastly, the peanut butter. Sprinkle the baking soda, baking powder, and salt into the bowl, separately, vigorously whisking after every addition. Gently fold within the flour with a versatile spatula, simply till the final streak disappears.

  • Pour the granulated sugar right into a shallow bowl. Portion the (very delicate and sticky) dough utilizing a ¼ cup portion scoop or measuring cup and nudge every ball of dough round within the sugar earlier than putting it on the ready baking sheets. You need to be capable to match about 6 per sheet. Sprinkle with the flaky sea salt and bake cookies one sheet at a time for 14 to 16 minutes, rotating the pan midway via baking, till the tops are puffed and crinkly and the cookies are simply starting to brown across the edges.

  • As soon as faraway from the oven, gently press every cookie with a spatula to flatten. Repeat the with remaining dough. Let the cookies cool to room temperature earlier than consuming (or don’t…). Preserve the cookies in an hermetic container at room temperature for as much as 3 days.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Snackable Bakes cookbook.
*Jessie’s recipe requires 1 ¼ teaspoon kosher salt; I didn’t have that available and subbed ¾ teaspoon desk salt and it labored nice.
VARIATION: Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Cookies: Fold 1 cup [170 g] of milk chocolate chip into the batter together with the flour.

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