I just had a peanut butter cookie aha moment.
As a fan of soft cookies, I never craved peanut butter cookies because they were always thin and crispy.
But these Perfect Peanut Butter Cookies are perfect for me because they are soft and packed full of peanut buttery flavor.
I posted a sneak preview on Instagram because I couldn’t wait to share the recipe.
In the recipe, there is one crucial step that you can’t skip…
I know you’ve heard it before, but the cookie dough has to chill for at least 30 minutes before being shaped and baked. Chilling the butter and relaxing the gluten is key for a cookie with better texture and just the right amount of spread.
After the the dough has chilled and is shaped into balls, use a fork to make the classic peanut butter cookie crisscross pattern.