There’s just something about the combination of sweet and salty, it just hits the spot. The thought “it is well with my soul” comes to mind… And sometimes after looking at wedding photographer portfolios for a little too long into the night you crave a cookie. But not just any cookie, a peanut butter cookie. But not just any peanut butter cookie but one with a hint of saltiness to it because you need it all from a cookie. It’s got to be good because you’ve been staring at a screen for waaaaaaaaaay to long now. Let’s work with our hands. And by hands, I mean a stand mixer. Close enough. I present to you- Sea Salt and Peanut Butter Cookie. Sweet and salty and all that is good.
1/2 C unsalted butter, room temperature
1 C peanut butter
1/2 C sugar
3/4 C brown sugar, packed
1 Tsp vanilla extract
1 C flour
3/4 Tsp baking soda
1 Tsp sea salt + more for sprinkling
Preheat oven to 350
Cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar and brown sugar together until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla until combined. In a separate bowl whisk flour, baking soda and salt together. Add this dry mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.
Scoop out a heaping tablespoon onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or a Sil-Pat, leaving around 2 inches between each scoop. Using the tines of a fork, press down twice in opposite directions to create the criss-cross pattern. (Hashtag) Sprinkle with sea salt.
(Note: It took me a couple round of baking and refrigerating the dough in between rounds helps a whole lot to ease the scooping the dough and it not sticking to e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g)
Bake for 16-18 minutes, rotating half way. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Then nom nom nom nom nom.
I would you give you serving suggestions, but that would make me a hypocrite.
It is well with my soul.