Here is a REALLY GOOD CHEWY Recipe.
"Tried and true" best peanut butter cookies - EVER!
Peanut Butter Cookies from My Grandma's Recipe Collection
Sift together -
2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
Blend well before adding flour mixture -
1 C peanut butter
2 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter (1 stick) or... 1/4 C butter and 1/4 C Crisco
1 tsp pure vanilla
1/2 C whole milk
Cool dough in refrigerator for a bit, then teaspoon 12 scoops to an ungreased cookie sheet. * Parchment paper makes them too soft. Sometimes I don't roll them into a ball and flatten with a sugared fork, because I don't feel it is necessary, but you can if you wish!
Bake - 350° oven 9-12 minutes depending on how crunchy you like them. The less time in the oven the chewier they are!
After baking, let them rest a bit before removing from sheet to racks to cool; then later put into containers.
Makes about 4 dozen, depending on size.