Peanut Butter Cookies

This is my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe - it's the one my mom made when I was growing up. I've made them several times on my own, but this time around I used dark brown sugar (the recipe doesn't specify dark/light) and I found that the cookies weren't as soft. That and using a Silpat were the only things that I did differently, so I think it was the brown sugar. They were still wonderful, and the perfect accompaniment to an ice cold glass of milk.

Peanut Butter Cookies

½ cup butter
½ cup peanut butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
1 ¼ cups flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375°. Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, egg and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients.

Shape into 1" balls; roll in sugar. Place 2" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press with fork tines. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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