Peanut Butter Cookies Two Ways!

I am a lover of peanut butter! Seriously, it is amazing! To me, peanut butter is a great cookie to have and eat year round, and during the holiday's I just love to add in chocolate chips to make them a little more festive!

During this past weekend, my Dad came to visit Drew, Moose and I in Montana. He is also a lover of the peanut butter cookie! For a fun and sweet surprise, I threw together some of these yummy cookies as an intense winter storm rolled into our sleepy mountain town. With the snow around the house and the fire rolling, I felt so warm inside knowing my favorite men and doggy were around me. I love the feeling of being home and having my family close, there is really no better feeling. With happiness in my heart and a peanut butter cookie in my hand, I curled up with my puppy and watched Drew and my Dad chat about boy things by the fire!

I hope these bring some joy to your family this holiday season!

If you bake some cookies or any other Front Paige recipes, remember to tag #frontpaige or @front__paige on instagram so I can check out your creations! 

Peanut Butter Cookies

Pre heat the oven to 350 Degrees Fahrenheit

In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter and the sugar and cream like butter

Add in the egg, the vanilla extract, baking soda and the pinch of salt

Next add in the flour 1/2 cup at a time

The dough should be thick but still doughy in texture

If desired, add in the chocolate chips and mix together

Form the dough into quarter sized balls and using a fork, press twice across the ball of cookie to flatten slightly

*peanut butter cookies are famous for their hatched design on top!

- 1 cup of peanut butter (I am all for the natural peanut butter but, here Skippy of Jif works best)

- 3/4 cup of brown sugar

-  1 large egg

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- Pinch of salt

- 2 cups of all purpose flour ( can substitute for gluten free flour)

- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

- 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips (optional)

- 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips (optional)

Bake for 12 minutes until the cookies are a darker color and the chocolate chips look melted. Let cool for about 5 minutes until eating! Or if you are anything like me and my family, eat right away and ignore the burning cookie!

For all the holidays coming up, I love to get my shopping done online and through my shop style links! Below I have some of my favorite holiday and kitchen needs in little links! Just click on the images to get sent right to the website where you can buy!

Happy early Thanksgiving!