Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

salted peanut butter chocolate chip

I posted the recipe for these cookies last May, but I've made some alterations to the recipe plus I've played around with the add-ins. Thought these could use a re-visit since they are so delicious!

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar (packed)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder

Add-in Options

  • chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips
  • cup of walnuts
  • dried cherries
  • dried apricots
  • toasted coconut
  • toasted almonds

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl mix the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. In a medium bowl combine the peanut butter and sugars until smooth, then add the egg until combined (whisk the egg before you add it). Add the dry ingredients to the wet and combine thoroughly. At this point you can mix approximately one cup of the add-ins. My favorite combination is 1/2 cup of chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 cup of walnuts. Over the holidays I tried 1/2 cup of dried cherries & 1/2 cup of chopped dried apricots, the cookies tasted like a peanut butter & jelly sandwich!

Roll golf-sized balls of the cookie dough and place them on the cookie sheet, that's been covered with parchment paper. Bake for 10-11 minutes until just set. Let cool for as long as you can stand it, then eat.