Created by WhatamIgonnaeatnext? on August 19, 2021
Step 1: Heat oven to 325° Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Get out a cookie sheet and line it with a piece of parchment paper.
Step 3: Mix the flours, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and salt in a large bowl.
Step 4: Get another large bowl. Add the brown sugar, peanut butter, and the butter. Beat together until light and creamy, for approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 5: Next, beat in the egg yolk. Then beat in the molasses and vanilla.
Step 6: Beat in the flour mixture a little at a time. It will be very, very crumbly. Keep beating for 3 to 5 more minutes. It will still look crumbly when done beating.
Step 7: You need to make 1 1/2 inch balls. Because it's crumbly, just squeeze into a ball shape with your hands. You won't be able to roll it in your hands like you may with other does.
Step 8: Bake these for 10 to 12 minutes. The tops should be firm and cracked. The middles will be soft.
Step 9: Transfer to a cooling rack when they are done cooking.