Truly Amazing Peanut Butter Cookies2 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg 2 sticks unsalted butter-room temperature 1 cup peanut butter-your preference chunky or smooth (natural won’t make a good cookie) 1 cup brown sugar ¾ sugar 2 eggs 1 ½ cups chopped salted peanuts An additional ½ cup sugar for rolling
Oven to 350 degrees.
Whisk together the flour, nutmeg, baking soda, and baking powder in mixing bowl.
In a separate mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy. Add peanut butter and mix until incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, beating until each addition is mixed in, about 1 minute. Scrape down the bowl and on low speed add the flour mixture. Mix in the chopped peanuts.
Scoop dough into desired size and roll into a ball. Drop ball into the rolling sugar and coat.
Place on baking sheets with about 2 inches of space between each cookie.
Dip the tines of a fork into the sugar and press the tines against each cookie. You should have a flattened round of dough with a criss-cross indentation.
Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are a lovely light golden brown. Remember to cool the cookies before popping one in your mouth, which can be quite the challenge!