I was in the mood to bake cookies this weekend. I haven't made peanut butter cookies in my adult lifetime, but when I found this recipe from Dorie Greenspan, suddenly I had this overpowering desire for peanut butter cookies. I followed the recipe exactly, using creamy peanut butter. I was able to get 4 dozen cookies, plus enough dough left over to please my dough-eating, lack-of-Salmonella-fearing husband.
If you grew up eating peanut butter cookies you will love these. They are exactly what a peanut butter cookie should taste like - a little crunchy, but a little chewy on the inside. And of course they have the obligatory crisscross pattern on the tops of them. Somehow that makes them taste better.