My cousin just had a birthday and when I asked what dessert she usually likes best she answered "peanut butter." She's not a fan of chocolate so V and I made her classic peanut butter cookies.
There are hundreds of recipes for this but I was immediately drawn to Joanne Chang's version from Flour. I had her on the brain since I just started following her on Instagram and she posts pictures of pastries almost every day. Flour is our favorite bakery in Boston and I love Joanne's cookbook. I don't have the hard copy with me now but thankfully someone else posted the recipe on her blog.
Thanks to Joanne Chang and Madeline from Thursday Night Baking! These cookies are perfect. We halved the recipe and it still made almost 30 cookies. No stand mixer was required either- just some good old-fashioned elbow grease. 10 minutes wasn't quite long enough for us so I ended up somewhere around 13 minutes. The warm cookies were amazing with caramel swirl ice cream, and they were nice and crisp the next day.
Peanut Butter Cookies