Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I don't like peanut butter cookies - unless they are made from this recipe. This peanut butter cookie is nice and soft and has a good peanut butter taste. They're a lot of fun to make with kids, too.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Extra granulated sugar or Raw Sugar
In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter with a mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer and stir in the remaining flour. If necessary, cover and chill dough until easy to handle. (I usually chill them for about 10 minutes.)
Shape dough into 1-iknch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten by making crisscross marks with the tines of a fork dipped in flour or powdered sugar to keep the fork from sticking to the dough. Sprinkle granulated sugar or raw sugar on top of the crisscross patterns.
Bake in a 375° F oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.
Drizzle with some melted semisweet chocolate for something different.