To make five-star peanut butter cookies, the ingredients needed are butter, peanut butter, sugar, brown sugar and egg. Vanilla, flour, baking soda and salt are also needed. These cookies take about 22 minutes to make and yield 24 to 36 servings.
Before beginning, the oven needs to be set to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, mix 1/2 cup of butter, 1/2 cup of peanut butter, 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of brown sugar. An egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla are also added to this mixture. These ingredients need to be mixed well before continuing.
To the wet ingredients, 1 1/4 cups of sifted flour is added, as well as 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. All of the ingredients should now be mixed well and rolled into 24 to 36 balls. Each ball should be placed on a lightly greased cookie sheet, and a fork dipped in flour or sugar should be used to press them down. This gives them the classic peanut butter cookie design. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, but check often, as oven temperatures vary.
Reviewers of this recipe also suggest stirring in Heath bits, rolling the balls in sugar before pressing and adding a bit of cinnamon to the mix for a unique taste.