Friday, March 18, 2011

Peanut butter cookies

Untangle your panties people. I know peanut butter is the enemy but these are the best cookies I have had in forever. It is a little like short bread but with extra protein. Plus you can decorate them however you want with a few sprinkles. So cute and so tasty. These were very easy and so a winner when I want to bake with my daughter(5). Also it is a big batch so I bake 12 and then scoop and freeze the rest on a cookie tray and then put them in ziplock bag. When we want some cookies we pull them out and put them on the tray and while the oven heats up they get soft enough to squish. I did not create this recipe but I love it and I did add vanilla. We can't stop eating them. I do have to stress PLEASE do not take these to school with you. It could be dangerous for the kids with peanut allergies and even if there isn't any kids with allergies the crazy peanut nazis will kill you with their dirty looks and passive aggressive bullshit.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Cream the butter for 2 minutes. Add the sugars, cream for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into the sugar butter mixture.
2 Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
3 Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.
Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
For chewier cookies, bake at 300°F for 15 minutes.
This recipe is from simply recipes.

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