Thursday, September 22, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

It’s finally fall! It feels like back to school time!  We enjoyed our last blast of summer over the weekend with Dulcie’s Palisade peach ice cream, but then I had to force us into fall mode with these peanut butter cookies:


Actually I don’t think any “forcing” was involved.  Fall is my favorite season, and I am pretty sure Dulcie agrees.  These peanut butter cookies seem like the perfect thing to pack in your kids’ lunch box…if only I had a five year old, not a two year old.  I’ll have to hold that thought for a few more years.

I didn’t bother with making the fork-criss-crosses on the tops of the cookies, but you could certainly do that if you were so inclined. It’s just that I’m “too efficient” to finish off details like that.

These are as simple as it gets, as far as peanut butter cookies go. Butter, flour, sugar, peanut butter, and the other usual cookie stuff (and by that I mean baking powder, etc, etc). They’re chewy and soft and everything a peanut butter cookie should be.

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 c softened butter
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 c flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Cream together the sugars and butter until creamy (about a minute). Add in the egg and peanut butter and beat thoroughly. Add the dry ingredients on top of the blended wet ingredients, then stir together until fully incorporated.  Use a large tablespoon to scoop out walnut-sized balls of cookie dough, place on a parchment lined cookie sheet, and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.  I read somewhere that you can make chewier cookies if you bake these at 300 for 15 minutes.  If you try that, let us know!
Thank you to simplyrecipes.com for the delicious recipe inspiration.

8 comments:

  1. I think I might make these tonight! The perfect first day of Autumn treat. :)

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  2. I just made these cookies with a couple of changes: I reduced the white sugar by half and added a cup of chocolate chips. They turned out great. Thank you for the recipe!
    Pınar

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  3. I tried baking a batch at 300 degrees, I ended up keeping them in for nearly 20 minutes, but they turned out heavenly!

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  4. Thanks for the 300 degree baking update, Anonymous!

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  5. hello there :)

    the 300 degree baking time worked! it gave us yummy chewy cookies. thanks for the tip.

    love,
    vwk

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  6. I definitely agree that 20 minutes at 300 degrees works best! I rotated my cookies 1/2 way through the cooking process to give a more even cook-through!

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  7. I just made these, and are they are super tasty! I followed the 300 degree suggestion.

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  8. Yummo @300 degree 4 twenty min. I added dry roasted peanuts on top

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