You are here: Home » Recipes » Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Cookies Kitchen Tested Yield 24 pieces Prep 15 mins Cook 15 mins Kids and grown-ups alike adore these traditional cookies. Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail The origin of the crisscross that marks the top of peanut butter cookies is a culinary mystery. But when you see it, you know exactly what kind of cookie it is. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter, at room temperature3/4 cup peanut butter1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 2 1/2 tablespoons1/2 cup brown sugar, packed1 egg1/2 cup coarsely chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts Instructions Preheat oven to 350F. Sift flour, baking soda and salt onto a pice of wax paper. Beat butter and peanut butter until creamy with a mixer at medium speed. Add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg; beat until evenly blended. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture; beat just until incorporated. Add peanuts and beat just until evenly distributed. Shape into balls, using a heaping tablespoon dough for each. Roll balls in 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Place 2-inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets. With tines of fork, press a crisscross on each cookie and flatten to about 1/2-inch. Bake 13 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Cool 3 minutes on cookie sheet on wire rack. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Recipe by Jean Kressy.