Peanut Butter Cookies

A classic peanut butter cookie recipe taken to the next level with brown butter!

These classic peanut butter cookies are made extra delicious with brown butter! It adds a rich nutty flavor and helps them spread in the oven. They're soft, chewy, and a little bit crumbly.

Ingredients Needed

Unsalted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, egg, egg yolk, peanut butter, vanilla, flour, baking soda, and salt.

First, brown the butter by melting it in a small pot. Let it foam and sizzle, and eventually the milk solids will brown. Remove from the heat.

Step 1

Whisk cooled brown butter, peanut butter, and sugars together in a large bowl. Then mix in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla until well combined.

Step 2

Fold in the flour, baking soda, and salt until the streaks of dry flour disappear. Chill the cookie dough for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3

Roll the cookie dough into balls once it firms up. Roll each ball in sugar and place on a lined baking sheet.

Step 4

Press a crosshatch pattern into each cookie with a fork. Bake at 350°F for 9-13 minutes until the edges are set. The middles should look a bit underdone.

Step 5

Let the cookies cool completely and enjoy! Want to make this recipe? Check out the full instructions at:

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