I saw a recipe in an online magazine for pb&j cookies, but, well, you know how I am…I wanted MY peanut butter cookies that I’ve ALWAYS made. I am not even sure if this is my mom’s pb cookie recipe or one from a cookbook, but I’ve been making them since grad school (about 20 years).
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c (one stick) butter
1 c peanut butter
1/2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
I used a mixer to cream the sugars & butter, added the pb & egg & vanilla. Then put in the dry ingredients and mixed by hand. Form 1 1/4″ balls.
For regular (perfect!) pb cookies, flatten the balls on an ungreased sheet with criscrossed fork tines and bake 350 for about 10 minutes.
To make pb&j thumbprint cookies, make the same balls, but instead of flattening with fork, make a thumbprint & fill it with jelly or jam (we used strawberry). Bake about 12 minutes at 350.