Mrs. Field's Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Mrs. Field's Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

Source: Mrs. Field's Cookie Secrets

Yield: about 3 1/2 dozen

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Description

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Mix dry ingredients and set aside. At medium speed, in a large bowl, blend sugars; add butter, mix till grainy consistency. Add eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla extract; beat till fluffy. At low speed, add flour mixture until barely mixed into butter mixture. 

Drop by rounded tablespoonsful, 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Use a wet or flour coated fork to gently press a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie. Bake until the edges of the cookies are lightly browned, approximately 18 to 20 minutes. Remove to cool on a flat surface.


* 2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips may be added at the same time as the flour if desired. Bake as usual.