1/2 cup softened butter

1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1.25 cups flour


In a large bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter on high for 30 seconds.
Add sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder.
Mix, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Gradually add the flour, mixing by hand each addition thoroughly
Cover and chill dough about 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and set 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten the balls with fork to make criss cross pattern on the cookies.
Bake in a 375 degree oven about 8 minutes or until bottoms are very light brown. Bake shorter for chewy cookies, longer for harder cookies.
Option - sprinkle a little extra sugar on tops as soon as you pull them out of the oven
Cool cookies on waxed paper.

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