Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling tops of cookies
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line baking sheets.
Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium-sized bowl. Set aside.
Using a handheld mixer, beat butter, sugar, and brown sugar just until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix just until blended. Add egg and vanilla and mix just until blended.
Gradually add flour mixture, mixing just until blended.
Using a cookie scoop, place tablespoonful-sized balls of dough onto prepared pans. Using a fork, lightly make a crisscross pattern on top of each cookie. Be careful not to over-flatten the cookies. Sprinkle each cookie lightly with sugar.
Bake cookies, one pan at a time, 14-16 minutes, or until lightly browned. Refrigerate remainder of dough until ready to bake. Cool cookies on pan on wire rack for about 5 minutes. Then, transfer from pan to wire rack to cool completely.
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