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Classic Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic-peanut-butter-cookies, easy-peanut-butter-cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Cooling time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 29 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl cream together the peanut butter, butter, shortening, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cream and vanilla until fully combined.
  • Add the eggs one at a time beating well after each addition.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer adding the sifted dry ingredients gradually beating just until combined. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Using a 2 oz ice cream scoop to drop rounded dough onto the cookie sheet placing at least 2-inches apart. Use a fork to flatten the tops in a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 12 -14 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on the pan for 5 minutes then carefully move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Store at room temperature tightly sealed