I am anxiously awaiting our fall weather. It’s coming. We had a tiny preview this weekend. It was glorious! Pretty soon the leaves will be changing all sorts of colors, and let me tell you, if you’ve not been to Michigan during the fall season, plan a trip. It’s the most spectacular thing you will ever see! Besides the beautiful scenery this time of year, you also have the start of football season, which I very much enjoy and everything becomes pumpkin flavored! Including these pumpkin spice peanut butter cookies! You have to make these!
Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 C Unsalted Butter, room temp.
- 2 Eggs, room temp.
- 1 C Peanut Butter
- 1 TBSP Vanilla
- 2 1/2 C Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Soda
- 2 TBSP Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 C Sugar
- 1 C Brown Sugar
- Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 375°.
- Add the flour, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice and salt to a mixing bowl and set aside.
- Using a second mixing bowl, add the brown sugar with the white sugar. On low-medium speed, add the butter to the combined sugars and beat until the mixture is creamy.
- In a small bowl, whip the eggs. Slowly pour the eggs into the butter and sugar mixture and beat together until they are well blended.
- Now mix in the peanut butter and vanilla until it is completely incorporated.
- Slowly begin to scoop in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until all is thoroughly blended.
- Cover the bowl of cookie dough with cling wrap and place it in the refrigerator for a half hour.
- Using a small ice cream scoop, make small dough balls and place them on the parchment paper lined cookie sheets, making sure to space them out at least 2 inches away from each other. Dip a fork into a bowl of sugar and flatten each dough ball, making a crisscross pattern.
- Bake the cookies for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle white sugar on top of each cookie. Allow the cookies to cool slightly on the cookie sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Don’t they sound delicious?!? I don’t know about you, but anything peanut butter sounds good to me. For my gluten free friends, please try this recipe with my favorite gluten free flour. You simply substitute it in place of regular flour that a recipe calls for. My kids, who don’t have to eat gluten free, prefer when I make things with the gluten free flour!