Peanut Butter Cookies

Makes 4 dozen
1⁄2 cup peanut butter
4 oz. unsalted butter
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup flour
1⁄2 tsp. baking soda
1⁄4 tsp. salt

Cream the peanut butter, butter and sugars until very fluffy. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until blended; combine the flour, salt and baking soda and add to the peanut butter and egg mixture. Allow the dough to chill for at least 1 hour.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 1 inch apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with a fork, criss-cross style. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
(Rebecca Ets-Hokin)