My favorite peanut butter cookie recipe is from the cookbook Where’s Mom Now That I Need Her (44th printing, April 1999, page 196) . I was given this book as a present over 12 years ago. It’s an excellent cookbook for basic everyday cooking.
This is my own personalized version of the recipe:
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 ¼ cup Flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cups butter
½ cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon molasses
Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a 13 X 9 cookie sheet. Place softened butter and peanut butter into a standing mixer with a flat beater attachment. Mix the two butters together on low. Next, add the sugar, molasses, and egg and continue mixing on low. In a small bowl mix flour, salt, and baking soda, then add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and mix on low to blend together.
With a #16 disher (ie. 1/4 cup ice cream scooper), dip out cookie dough and place on greased cookie sheet. Use a wet fork and press down the tops of cookies making a hatch pattern, then sprinkle with sugar. This recipe makes 8 large cookies. Serve with a cold glass of milk or a hot cup of coffee.