Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
I LOVE eating and making cookies, and especially if they involve peanut butter.
Peanut butter is one of the great gifts we have been blessed with, and possibly my favorite food.
Around Christmas time, When asked by one of my swim lesson students what my favorite thing is…I said “peanut butter”. He and his family made me peanut butter cookies and it was great.
Today, I am sharing my recipe for peanut butter cookies, try it and enjoy!
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups flower
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup peanut butter
First, mix together the eggs, sugars, vanilla, and butter.
Once you have a nice blend, it’s time to toss in the flower, baking soda, and baking power and blend.
NOTE: don’t screw around with baking soda and baking powder, too much of either will seriously change the texture of your cookies and possibly ruin the whole thing.
NOTE 2: once you’ve blended everything together, this is a GREAT baseline for any cookies. It’s basically my recipe for sugar cookies.
Next up comes the almighty ingredient, Peanut Butter! If you are not a huge fan, 1/2 cup will do the trick. If you are on the edge, 3/4ths cup is what you want. If you are a LOVER of Peanut Butter, just put the whole jar in. Roughly 1 LB of peanut butter 😀
Blend until mixed thoroughly.
Once you have a good mix, it’s time to place them on the cookie sheets. I recommend laying some foil on your pan for two reasons.
1. the cookies will not stick to your pan and you will not have to scrub the pan to get it clean.
2. you can use the same foil several times in one cooking session(or more if you are like my grand mother and save used foil)
I like to use a ice cream scoop to get the cookie size correct, but you can use any spoon or even ball them up in your hand.
If you want to get fancy, take a fork and put the lines in the top by lightly pressing the fork down into the ball of dough.
One pan at a time, stick them in the oven and bake at 350 for roughly 10-12 minutes. If you check them and they look like they might need a few more minutes, they are probably done.
Take them out, let them cool, pour some milk, and eat up!
Let me know how it goes.
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