Is there a better smell than Main Street USA at Disneyland? I have heard rumors that they pump delicious “smells” into the park, just to make your mouth salivate . . . I don’t know if it’s true or not, but the smells get me every time!
One of my favorite places to visit is the bakery at Disneyland. Their cookies are seriously to die for – I love the Snickerdoodle cookies and these Peanut Butter ones are a close second! They are thick, chewy, and so, so soft (which is how a bakery cookie should be!). The cookies at Disneyland have big peanut butter chunks in them, but I wasn’t able to find any so I went with regular peanut butter chips (which still turned out delicious!). If you happen to come across any big peanut butter chunks that I can add to these cookies, please let me know!
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In a large bowl, cream the butter, peanut butter, sugar, and brown sugar together. Add vanilla and mix. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Add to mixture in mixing bowl and stir until completely combined. Fold in peanut butter chips.
Roll dough into 1 1/2" balls. Place 1/4 cup sugar into a small bowl and roll each ball of dough in the sugar until completely covered. Place the dough balls on a baking sheet with a non-stick baking mat . Using a flat-bottomed drinking glass (or whatever flat-bottomed object you have around the house), gently press each dough ball down (I left mine pretty thick - these cookies will stay whatever thickness you press them down to).
Bake the cookies 7-9 minutes. Remove cookies and allow them to cool on their cookie sheet for about 5 minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. These cookies are very soft - you don't want them to overbake or turn brown at all. They will continue to set-up as they cool.