It’s 1:25am and I’m finally getting around to posting the peanut butter cookie recipe that I promised yesterday on Instagram. Sure I had all day (since I came home after being at work for two hours because I was so sick) to do this post but why wouldn’t I procrastinate? Story of my life
even though Mr. C. tries so hard to change that.
It was 52 degrees outside today and it’s pouring rain right now. Yesterday we got dumped on with an inch or two of snow and an ice storm. This weather is whacked up. I’m ready for summer. It may be sticky and uncomfortably hot but at least it’s consistent.
Last week I made these cookies and they were oh so good. I kept saying “Just one more and then I’ll pack them away”. I’m pretty sure it was seven cookies later when I finally kept my word. Do yourself a favor and make them. Then give them to your husband to take to work and you will win major brownie points. Or just take them to your own work and they will be begging you to make them again. Win-win either way.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 5-6 dozen
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup creamy OR chunky peanut butter (I did half cup chunky and half cup creamy since it was all the peanut butter I had left in my house)
1 cup butter (softened)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Combine peanut butter with butter in a large bowl and beat with electric mixer until smooth.
3. Beat in both sugars, then eggs and vanilla extract until blended.
4. Beat in flour mixture until just blended (Refridgerate dough if you need to here).
5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Arrange dough on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
6. Gently flatten each cookie and press a crisscross pattern into tops with a fork.
7. Lightly sprinke sugar over tops of cookies.
8. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool completely in wire rack and store in airtight container.