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small batch peanut butter cookies

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Not Far From Green Bay, WI

I've completely flunked at being an "Empty Nester". I still cook as if the entire dorm is coming for the weekend. This recipe is perfect for one or two. It makes 15-18 medium-sized cookies. Just enough to satisfy that peanut butter craving. These turn out perfectly every time- soft, thick and just a little chewy. =)

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 8 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For small batch peanut butter cookies

  • 1/2 c. peanut butter
  • 4 tb. butter
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp.baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg yolk (just the yolk)
  • 3/4 c. flour

How To Make small batch peanut butter cookies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2
    Cream peanut butter and butter together with hand mixer. Add brown sugar and white sugar. Mix for two minutes at medium speed.
  • 3
    Add salt, baking soda, baking powder, vanilla and egg yolk. Mix until blended.
  • 4
    Add flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until uniform in color. Roll into 1 1/2" balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. (You can roll in sugar, if you wish. I just sprinkle them when they come out of the oven.) Flatten very slightly with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. You want them a little thicker.
  • 5
    Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden. Watch closely as all ovens are different. When done, sprinkle with sugar, if desired, while hot. Cool slightly before removing from baking sheet.