Monday, October 23, 2017

Peanut Butter Cookies

Some cookies (just the scent of them baking ) send me straight back to my childhood. A peanut butter cookie is one that never fails to make me feel like an 8-year-old again...with a milk mustache and crumbs on my chin.

Today I baked up a batch for a blog follower who has been a faithful reader/commenter/follower. I was going to mail her a special little gift and send it to Alaska where she resides. But she just so happened to be in MY hometown visiting relatives today so we were able to meet in person (I love meeting new people) and I could give her a little thank you gift. And what a treat it was to meet her!

She chose  a  chewy peanut butter recipe. These turned out both crunchy and chewy.

This is the second peanut butter cookie recipe on my blog. This recipe is thinner cookie, with a crunchy outside and a chewier center. I really like the texture. The peanut butter flavor is mild so if someone is not a huge peanut butter fan, they may enjoy this recipe more. But if you're looking for a strong peanut butter flavor, this would not be the recipe you're looking for.

If you're looking for a thicker, crunchier cookie, try this one here.

To make these cookies, you will need:

2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3 eggs
1 cup JIFF creamy peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix together with a wire whisk, the flour, soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. In a large bowl, blend the sugars on med. speed mixer, add butter and mix till it forms a paste. Add eggs, peanut butter and vanilla and continue beating on med. speed until light and fluffy.

Add the flour mixture and mix at low speed until just mixed.

Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 

With a wet fork, gently press cookies in a crisscrossed pattern.

Bake for 18-22 minutes or until slightly brown along edges.

Remove and cool on wire rack.

Store in an airtight container.


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