Colorado Peanut Butter Cookies
|Prep time||1 hour, 30 minutes|
|Cook time||45 minutes|
|Total time||2 hours, 15 minutes|
Peanut Butter Cookies are amongst favorites of cookie lovers. This "Colorado" Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is a high-altitude cookie that bakes up thick and chewy while crunchy on the edges. Its rich flavor is due to the added apple vinegar and should not be omitted! The smooth Jiffy Peanut Butter is a perfect consistency for maintaining this cookie's structure at high-altitude (6,035 feet).
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cups creamy peanut butter (jiffy)
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 tablespoon apple vinegar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1-1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sugar (optional)
Peanut Butter Cookies are amongst favorites of cookie lovers. My "Colorado" Peanut Butter Cookie recipe is a high-altitude cookie that bakes up thick and chewy while crunchy on the edges. Its rich flavor is due to the added apple vinegar and should not be omitted! Try it, you will be happily surprised. Plus, the smooth Jiffy Peanut Butter is a perfect consistency for maintaining this cookie's structure at high-altitude (6,035 feet).
|Step 1||Preheat oven to 375 degrees.|
|Step 2||In large bowl, beat butter brown sugar and peanut butter until well blended. |
|Step 3||Add egg and vanilal, vinegar and water. Beat well.|
|Step 4||With a whisk, stir the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.|
|Step 5||Gradually add the flour mixture to the peanut butter mixture and blend well.|
|Step 6||Scoop dough with a #24 scoop (2" scoop) and shape into balls and roll in sugar.|
|Step 7||Place cookie dough balls on an un-greased cookie sheet.|
|Step 8||Bake for approximately 12-16 minutes until the edges and tops of the cookies are just slightly golden brown.|
|Step 9||Yields: 18 large cookies.|
what happens if I use crunchy peanut butter??
what happens if I use crunchy peanut butter?
I live in montana and I just baked a batch of you peanut butter recipe and it is just what I was looking for they are fantastic thank you
I just made these in Colorado Springs. Absolutely delicious! Thanks!
Heather! I love them too! Cheers!
Awesome cookies!!! Living in Colorado and wanting a soft but crisp cookie. I doubled the recipe and need to bake them again. Perfect !!!!!
This was the perfect recipe for living in Colorado! I’ve been on the hunt for a good high altitude cookie recipe for over a year now, and this one takes the cake! The cookies turn out wonderful, despite my trepidation over the apple cider vinegar, I would NOT omit it after giving these a try. Thank you.
Jennifer! They are the perfect combo, right? Glad you liked the recipe!
Hey how would I adjust there to 8,000 feat
Best ever! Scared about the apple cider vinegar but these were the best cookies.
Can you taste the vinegar? That scares me too!
Michelle, You can’t “taste” the vinegar the way you think, but it gives the cookie a hint of a “tang!”
We live at Lake Tahoe 6,200 ft elevation. Your recipe is fantastic. I used old fashioned peanut butter and added a little more than the recipe. No sugar sprinkle on top. Thanks for a great recipe.
I’m from Helena, MT and have always failed at baking. One problem I finally figured out was the elevation and your recipe was just what I needed. Thank you so much for sharing. They turned out wonderful and soooooo good!
My house is around 6900 in elevation and this recipe made a delicious, perfectly baked cookie. I am often looking for recipes for high altitude and this one did not disappoint! It’s a “keeper” in my humble opinion!
This recipe is spot on, so glad that I found it! I’ve made it several times since moving here to Colorado. My family won’t keep them around long enough to put them in a cookie jar.
Lisa! I so glad you like them! Cheers!
Can you use almond butter or a combination of almond butter and peanut butter. Love these cookies
Sharon, I haven’t tried Almond butter, but im sure they will taste good, just not sure on the consistency. You may need to add some flour. Good luck!
What adjustments are necessary at 1,000 feet elevation?
Mary, I haven’t tried my high altitude recipes below 6,000 feet. Many high altitude recipes reduce the sugar and levelers, so if the recipe turns out the dough too stiff, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup more sugar. Hope that helps.