Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees
1 cup creamy peanut butter
½ cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2 ¼ cups unbleached flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Place the peanut butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat the ingredients until they are light and fluffy, approximately 90 seconds. Add the two eggs, beat until fully mixed.
Sift the flour with the baking soda and salt. Add to the wet mixture and mix until incorporated.
Using a scooper, place round balls of the dough on a baking sheet covered with a silpat, or wax paper, 1.5 inches apart.
Using the palm of your hand, gently press on the balls of dough.
Make a criss-cross pattern on the cookie dough with a fork.
Place in a 375 degree oven, and bake for approximately 12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies become brown.
Chef Chuck Kerber