I think it depends on your taste. But I like mine heavy on the peanut butter and the right peanut butter is essential to great peanut butter cookies. If you don’t start with the right peanut butter, you’re doomed to failure. Okay maybe that’s exaggerating, but it does make a big difference. The problem with many peanut butter cookies (IMHO) is that they taste more like peanut butter flavored sugar cookies instead of actual peanut butter cookies. When you taste these, there will be no doubt. You are putting an authentic peanut butter cookie in your mouth!
Better yet, they are completely gluten-free! That was a happy byproduct of my search for a truly good peanut butter cookie. Thanks to the Internet, I found a recipe I liked and then added my own touches to it (like brown sugar – yum). I do have to add a small warning – these peanut butter cookies are SO peanut-buttery that they need their own container. Last Christmas I gave some away and we packaged them in a tin with snickerdoodles and chocolate chip pan cookies. We came away with peanut butter flavored snickerdoodles and peanut butter and chocolate pan cookies.
I hope you’ll enjoy this recipe and let me know if you love it! Seriously great peanut butter cookies.