Old-fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
- ¾ cup dark brown sugar, packed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 ¾ cups bread flour
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 tablespoons vegetable oil for shaping cookies
- Flaky sea salt for sprinkling on top of cookies
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, using the paddle attachment, cream the butter, peanut butter, and both sugars until light and well blended.
- Combine eggs and vanilla in a liquid measuring cup. Add eggs one at a time to electric mixer, blending well before adding the next.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt.
- On low speed, add to egg and butter mixture until a dough forms.
- Scoop dough into a smaller bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for approximately 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Using a 2-ounce or ¼ cup ice cream scoop, scoop dough and roll into balls. Place balls on a parchment-lined sheet pan, leaving 2 inches between cookies.
- Place vegetable oil on a small plate. Dip a large fork into the oil and press in a crisscross pattern onto each ball of dough. Sprinkle generously with sea salt.
- Bake for approximately 14-16 minutes, or until cookies are light brown. They will continue to set up as they cool.
Makes approximately 22 large cookies