Salted Peanuts Peanutbutter Cookies

 peanut butter cookies with the added crunch of salted peanuts, from Fine Cooking magazine

Ingredients: 

  1. 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 1 cup light brown sugar
  6. 2 large eggs
  7. 1 ¾ cups smooth peanut butter
  8. ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  9. 1 cup+ salted peanuts

 Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and prepare two baking pans with parchment paper

  1. Coarsely chop the peanuts and set aside.
  2. Sift together the flour and baking soda.
  3. Beat the butter and sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time until well combined.
  5. Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla.
  6. Slowly add the flour until incorporated.
  7. Add peanuts.
  8. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons about 2 ½” apart and flatten them slightly.  Using the tines of a fork, make a criss-cross pattern on top of each cookie.
  9. Bake until golden brown on the edges, about 15 minutes.
  10. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for a minute or so before transferring them to a rack to cool.

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