Happy National Cookie Day!

Happy National Cookie Day!

What could be more fun than making some cute, sweet treats together with your kids? For those unfamiliar with the art of cookie baking but would like to try, here is a simple recipe you can start your cookie adventure with!

Simple Peanut Butter Cookies

(makes 20 cookies)

1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cups granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of teaspoon kosher salt

Heat your oven to 350° F. Beat the peanut butter and sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed until fluffy, which should take about 2-3 minutes.

Then, reduce the speed to low and add in the eggs, baking soda, vanilla, and salt, beating constantly. To form cookies, roll tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart, as the dough will spread out during baking.

Using a lightly floured fork, press the dough to a a half-inch thickness, making a cute crisscross pattern on top of each cookie. Bake, remembering to rotate the baking sheet halfway through the baking process, until the edges are set and golden-brown, so for about 10 to 12 minutes.

Let cool slightly on the baking sheet before trying to remove them so they don’t crumble, then transfer the cookies wire racks to cool completely. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days…but let’s be honest, they’ll never last that long!

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