Easy Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), unsalted room temperature
1/2 cup white granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F (190°C).
Cookie Dough: Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar and white sugar, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and the egg.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar-butter mixture.
Shape the dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place the balls of dough about 3 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Sprinkle sugar on top of cookies for an extra crunch
Bake: Bake at 350 (190°C) until light brown, about 9 to 10 minutes. (Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool in their baking sheets for a minute.