Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Being a mom with school aged kids, I feel like I’m forever feeding someone. Whether it’s play date snacks, school lunches, potluck parties, bake sales or just dinner… the demand for feeding exists. I’m always looking for recipes that keep well, travel well, sell well or can feed a crowd.

Peanut butter cookies haven’t entered my lineup until recently because some of the kids classmates have nut allergies. Luckily, my kids aren’t sensitive to peanuts and most of their friends aren’t either. So why not whip up a batch?

Tip: Go ahead and put jelly directly on the cookie for the ultimate PB&J Cookie… GENIUS!!

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted PB Cookie Dough

Salted PB Cookie Dough

Salted Peanut Butter Cookie

Salted Peanut Butter Cookie

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes approximately 6 dozen cookies

Adapted from Martha Stewart

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups crunchy peanut butter
1 1/2 cups smooth peanut butter
2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 large eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Maldon Salt Flakes (or sea salt)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Sift the flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Set aside.
2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and brown sugar until light and creamy.
3. Add the peanut butter and beat to combine.
4. Add the eggs and beat to combine.
5. Add half of the flour mixture and beat to combine. Repeat with remaining flour.
6. Using a 1 tablespoon sized (35mm) ice cream scoop, scoop onto a parchment (or silpat) lined baking sheet. Leave 2 to 3 inches in between each cookie.
7. Using a fork, create a criss-cross pattern on the cookie by pushing the fork to flatten it a bit. Cookies should be approximately 1/2 inch thick.
8. Sprinkle a few pieces of salt onto each cookie.
9. Bake cookies for 16-18 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
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Eat, Drink & Be Yummy!
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