The Best and Most Buttery Cookie Recipe

Peanut butter lovers unite! This is the best and most buttery, soft, and melt in your mouth cookie recipe ever. This one has been in our family for years. I think my husband may have married me for my cookie recipes alone. Get yourself a big glass of milk and lets get baking!

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In Large Bowl (Wet Ingredients):

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter (soft)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

In Medium Bowl (Dry Ingredients):

  • 1-1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Garnish Suggestions (optional):
  • Cinnamon and/or sugar (sprinkle on top prior to baking)
  • Large chocolate morsels (press one into center of each cookie prior to baking)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix wet ingredients in a large bowl with a hand mixer. Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on non-stick cookie sheet. Take the prongs of a fork and slightly press down onto the top of each cookie ball to smash slightly. Turn the fork sideways and repeat making a “criss cross” pattern. Sprinkle tops of cookies with cinnamon and/or sugar. Bake for 7 minutes. Cool completely before removing from cookie sheet. Cookies are best slightly undone. Do not over cook. If desired, you can skip the criss cross and sugar and press a large chocolate morsel into the center of each cookie ball prior to baking. Yumm!

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