Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Since starting a regular workout routine, I’ve tried to keep my diet as healthy as possible. Some days it hard to fight those urges that come from my VERY large sweet tooth! 

On days like these I like to treat myself to one of my “comfort food””recipes. As a reward for a week of healthy choices and the little bit of progress I’ve been seeing as the weeks pass.

Who doesn’t love warm peanut butter cookies fresh from the oven with a big glass of milk?

 Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so good, 

ok I’m back from my snacking day dream haha! 

If you’re in the mood to treat yourself to something yummy try my recipe for these classic cookies guaranteed to satisfy your sweet craving! 

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

1 Cup unsalted butter (room temp)

1 Cup granulated sugar 

3/4 Cup brown sugar

2 Large eggs (room temp)

2 tsp vanilla extract

1 Cup peanut butter ( I used smooth this time, but crunchy would work too!)

3 Cups + 2 Tbsp of flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

(Optional) 1/4 cup of granulated sugar + 1 tsp of brown sugar mixed together for rolling

Using your mixer, in a large bowl cream together the butter and both sugars until smooth. Add the eggs and mix until combined, (about 1min). Add the vanilla and peanut butter and mix on high until combined. Set aside

In another large bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. Dough will seem thick and sticky.

Cover dough tightly and chill for minimum 3 hours, maximum overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Grease two large cookie sheets

Roll dough (about 1 1/2 tbsp) into balls, then roll cookie balls into sugar mixture.

Place balls 2 inches apart onto baking sheets, then press a fork into tops of cookies making a crisscross pattern. Bake for 11 minutes until very lightly browned on slides

The centres will be very soft and seem not done, but remove the cookie sheet from the oven allowing the cookies to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Baked cookies will stay good for upto one week.

You can even freeze your cookie dough balls for upto 3 months. You can back from frozen adding an extra 2 minutes to your cooking time.

Treat yourselves today to these amazing cookies, 

Don’t forget the glass of milk!