Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

A tasty recipe for homemade peanut butter cookies topped with more peanuts.


Makes 24 cookies

3/4 cup peanut butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup roasted peanut halves


Preheat oven to 375F.

Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease.

In medium mixing bowl beat together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg and vanilla until creamy.

Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

Remove the dough from the refrigerator and form dough into 24 balls, each about 2-inches in diameter.

Arrange the balls about 2-inches apart on two cookie sheets.

Flatten each one with a fork.

Press the roasted peanuts onto the tops of each cookie.

Place into the preheated oven, one sheet at a time and bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown.

Remove from the oven and place onto cooling racks.

Let sit for a few minutes, then transfer the cookies directly onto the cooling rack.

Keep stored in a container with a lid that seals.