Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Soft and chewy, sweet and salty and devored warm right out of the oven. This is one comforting cookie. I had a craving for a fine peanut butter cookie,  last minute I added some salt…what a good idea. I made these grande so I got about 15 large cookies but you could easy make 2 dozen two-bite versions.


Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, cold but softened
  • 1 large free run egg
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp white sugar plus 1 tsp salt(topping)

Method

Preheat oven to 300F

In a large bowl combine cold butter and sugars with and electric mixer. When well combined mix in peanut butter, vanilla and egg.
In a smaller bowl combine flour and baking soda and salt. Add flour mixture to the sugar and butter mixture and mix with a wooden spoon.

In a shallow dish mix the sugar and salt for the topping.

With a tablespoon and your hands take a generous sized (think big walnut) lump of dough and shape into a ball. Roll top of dough in sugar/salt mixture and place on cookie sheet.Flaten with a fork. Because these get quite large leave room for them. I get about 5-6 on one sheet.

Bake for about 8-10 minutes. They should just start to brown. Once removed from oven let rest for 1-2 minutes on the sheet before transfering to a wire rack to cool.Wait 2-3 minutes and enjoy them warm.

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