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Monday, July 5, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

A long time favorite of most folks are peanut butter cookies.   Nothing like a hot, chewy cookie with a glass of ice cold milk.   I am of the school that likes my cookies a bit chewy and not so crisp.   Here's my recipe.  It makes about 4 dozen cookies.   Enjoy!

1 cup softened butter
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky, your choice)
2 cups dark brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt

Cream together the butter, brown sugar and peanut butter.   When light and fluffy, add the eggs and beat until smooth.   Stir in the remaining ingredients and blend well.   Chill about 45 minutes to an hour.   Take a heaping teaspoon of dough and roll into a ball, place on ungreased baking sheet and flatten with a fork to make a criss cross pattern.   Bake in a preheated oven at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes or so, until set and lightly browned.    Bake just a bit longer if you like them crispy, but taking care not to burn.   Allow to cool on the baking sheet a few minutes before removing to a rack to complete cooling.   Have a tall glass of ice cold milk on standby.   

For the ultimate peanut butter cookie, take one cookie and spread the bottom side with peanut butter, then cover with the bottom of another cookie.   Addictive!