I absolutely love peanut butter. And as a child, peanut butter cookies were one of my all time favorites. As an adult, though, my pallet has changed and I often prefer sweet treats that are tempered with a bit of salty flavor. Some traditional peanut butter recipes suggest rolling the dough balls in table sugar before pressing them flat on a cookie sheet. But I find that this makes the cookies much too sweet for my adult taste buds.
Using a traditional peanut butter cookie recipe, I made a few adaptations to create a slightly saltier tasting cookie. I reduced the amount of salt in the dough from a half teaspoon of table salt to a quarter teaspoon of table salt. And instead of rolling the dough in white sugar before baking, I sprinkled Himalayan Pink Salt on the cookie tops.
(In addition to giving your traditional peanut butter cookie recipe an interesting new flavor, Himalayan Pink Salt may also have some positive health benefits. Check out the video on the health benefits of Himalayan Pink Salt at the end of this recipe!)