Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies made this way are my favorite. I don't know why I never see a recipe for them made with crunchy peanut butter, but I like to have some peanuts in my cookies. It makes them a little bit more sandy and soft, and that is just how I like them.
Why "Crunchy" Peanut Butter Cookies?
It makes me think of this packaged cookie I remember having as a kid that had 3 little halves of peanut in the middle of the cookie. I would eat all the way around the cookie and save that crunchy and gooey center for the last bite. For the life of me, I can't remember the brand, and I never see them anymore, but they were by far my favorite.
I don't even think they make them anymore, but if they did I they would be my go-to snack. If you remember them and the brand be sure to tell me in the comments at the bottom of this page.
Now the name may be a little bit misleading, this recipe yields a fantastically soft and chewy cookie, I just like to use crunchy peanut butter, opposed to smooth. It lends a texture that I enjoy and leaves you with some crunchy peanut bits inside.
They do however retain the quality of that favorite childhood memory. With a slightly crisp outer edge and a smooth and chewy center.
This recipe is great because it requires minimal ingredients and might even be considered small batch baking. Just one egg, one cup of sugar and flour, and a single stick of butter, these are the small-batch Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies of your dreams. The recipe makes 20 1-ounce cookies.
What you need:
- Crunch Peanut Butter
- Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
- Vanilla Extract
- Baking Soda
How do you make Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies?
One tip that I love to share is one that I learned from Christina Tosi. It has to do with the beginning stage of making cookies. She gets a little sciency with it, but essentially you want to really whip the heck out of your butter and sugar at the beginning of the cooking dough making process.
Doing this ensures you get a luxuriously textured cookie, and that when it comes time to add the flour to the mixture you don't have to overwork the flour. Overworking the flour can result in a cookie that has a tough texture, and nobody wants that!
So always be sure to really whip that butter, for at least 3-4 minutes and it begins to get almost white. This will ensure you get a perfectly textured cookie. The rest of the process is pretty straight-forward. Add everything in at the proper stages and gently fold in the flour as the last thing you do.
Doing it different is OK!
I hope you enjoy these as much as I do, peanut butter just might be my favorite food ever. At the very least I am a sucker for anything that includes it. I even love to slather it on banana bread, like this one. How do you like it, leave me a comment below with your favorite way to eat peanut butter, besides off a spoon.
If you make this recipe, please let me know by leaving a review at the bottom of this page!
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