Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

I love books of all kinds and I guess you could say I have quite a collection, especially of cookbooks.  Although, since I was the happy recipient of a Kindle for my last birthday, my shelves are not over flowing.  I started collecting cookbooks about the time I got married and I would say  The New Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook is the one I have used the most.  I found this peanut butter cookie recipe in it, along with so many others that I have made over the years – seventeen to be exact!  Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites, especially right out of the oven.  I have no self control when it comes to warm peanut butter cookies, it’s shameful!  The thing I love about this recipe is that I always have the ingredients, nothing fancy, just things I always have in the pantry and they go together really quick.  I have used my cookbook so often that it is starting to look a little tattered, but that just means it has produced many good dishes, right?  What cookbook do you use the most?

Classic Peanut Butter Cookies


1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Cooking Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  In a mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Add  sugars, egg beating until well combined.  Add flour,  baking soda, baking powder, and vanilla.  Beat until all combined. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and roll in additional sugar.  Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten by crisscrossing with the tines of a fork.

Bake for 7 to 9 minutes.  Remove to a wire rack to cool.



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