This easy and beginner-friendly crispy peanut butter cookies recipe calls for just a few steps to whip up a crunchy, sweet and peanut butter-forward cookie crisp. REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips are the star of this cookie dough. And because this recipe is so simple, you can add whatever you desire, like nuts, dried fruit and more. These Peanut Butter Crisps would make the perfect dessert for any occasion — birthdays, celebrations, potlucks, picnics or simply an after-lunch snack. Want even more peanut buttery goodness in your cookies? Check out these REESE'S Candy Double Peanut Butter Cookies that come together in just an hour and a half.
Beat 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter and 1 cup sugar in large mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add corn syrup, egg and vanilla; blend well.
Place peanut butter chips and remaining 1/4 cup butter in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 1 to 1-1/2 minutes; stir until smooth when stirred. OR (Heat peanut butter chip mixture in saucepan over very low heat, stirring constantly, just until melted and smooth when stirred). Blend into butter mixture.
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add to peanut butter mixture, blending well. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
Heat oven to 350°F. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown around edges. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.
Drizzle cookies with additional melted peanut butter chips or chocolate chips.
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