Peanut butter cookies are a classic treat that almost everyone loves, especially kids! They’re easy to make and full of delicious peanut butter flavour. Here are two peanut butter cookies recipes that your kids will love. We all know that peanut butter is rich in protein and healthy fats which makes it one of the best meals for everyone. Not only for adults but children should also consume high protein peanut butter.
Recipe 1: Classic Peanut Butter Cookies:
Add 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
- Preheat oven to 375°F
- In a large bowl, cream together peanut butter, butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy
- Add egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix until just combined.
- Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet
- Using a fork, press down on each ball to flatten and create a crisscross pattern on top
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown
- Let cool for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Tips for Making Delicious Peanut Butter Cookies:
- Use room temperature ingredients. Make sure your butter, eggs, and peanut butter are at room temperature before you start baking. This will help everything mix together evenly.
- Don’t overmix the dough. When you’re adding the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, mix until just combined. Overmixing can lead to tough cookies
- Use a cookie scoop. A cookie scoop will help you create evenly-sized cookies, which will ensure they all bake evenly
- Chill the dough. If your dough is too soft, it can be difficult to work with. Chilling the dough for 30 minutes to an hour before rolling it into balls can help
- Add chocolate chips or other mix-ins. Peanut butter cookies are delicious on their own, but adding chocolate chips or other mix-ins can take them to the next level.
In conclusion, peanut butter cookies are a great treat for kids (and adults too!). Whether you make the classic recipe or add chocolate chips, these cookies are sure to be a hit. Remember to use room temperature ingredients, not overmix the dough, and consider chilling the dough