2/19/08

Cooking 101 - Peanut Butter Cookies


I needed a snack to send to my daughter's class today and with NOTHING in the pantry and no sedatives to get me through a grocery shopping trip with 3 tired boys, I scrounged around the house for things I might throw together. OY...I hate that.

PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES! Perfect. A little substance to go with the sugar and the kids will make it through the end of the school day! Plus, who wants to be the mom who sends carrot sticks or saltine crackers?! GEEZE. Social suicide for a Kindergartener...

Here's a classic recipe I love that doesn't use Crisco. I know, I know, butter isn't great either - but it's better than Crisco!!!

CLASSIC PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES:

2 sticks butter, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I like crunchy)
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, peanut butter, eggs and sugars together. Add flour, baking soda and vanilla and combine well. Roll spoon-fulls of dough into little balls, about the size of a small walnut. Gently press down with a fork, making a criss-cross shape in the middle. (don't squish 'em) Bake for about 8-10 minutes depending on how chewy you like your cookie.

For a chewy cookie, take them out just before they start turning golden brown. Otherwise, leave them in until they're golden brown a little on the edges.

6 comments:

Tif said...

Ooh, I am always looking for a good peanut butter cookie recipe! I'm going to have to try this one out!

missliss5 said...

Oh, man. I so want to eat one of those right now.

Tandra said...

Oh yummi!!
Those look great!

In our school, we arent allowed to send anything peanut buttery because of allergies. My daughter loves pnut beutter cookies, but she cant take them!
HA! MORE for home then!! lol

Thanks for sharing the recipoe!!

Gina said...

Yum, these look great!
You have a lovely blog..found via blij als mij. :O)

Tif said...

I made these tonight and they are sooooo yummy!!! Thanks for the great (and easy!) recipe!! :)

ahalversen (DBA) said...

Abby, is this your blog? I sent you an e-mail but never got a response. I thought you might have a family one! E-mail me at amberhalversen at yahoo dot com if there is another one to look at! This one is really fun, but I'd love to see what you are up to! Also, thanks for your comment on my blog! I was laughing at your skinny jeans story :o) It's nice to know someone can relate to me! LOL!