One of my favorite cookie cookbooks EVER is the Mrs. Fields Cookie Book, currently out of print but available used at Amazon.com for $2.26 – and let me tell you it will be $2.26 well spent. Log on and buy one before they are gone forever. Yesterday we made her perfectly chewy, fabulously tasty peanut butter cookies. The only change I make is that we feed our family chocolate obsession by adding high-quality bittersweet chocolate chips to the batter.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 ¼ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
- 1 cup salted butter, softened
- 3 large eggs
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter (we used Kirkland Organic Creamy Peanut Butter)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups best quality semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips (optional but SO GOOD)
In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, and salt. Whisk until blended. Set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer blend together the butter and sugars until it they form a grainy paste. Add eggs, one at a time until just blended. Add peanut butter and vanilla and mix on medium speed until the batter is light and fluffy.