Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Perfectly Peanut Buttery Cookies

Last night the hubs felt like doing (or should I say making) something sweet for his adoring wife. Upon the two of us perusing recipes and trying to decide exactly what treat I wanted to eat, we settled on classic Peanut Butter Cookies. These came out simple and perfect, just like grandma used to make. We prefer bigger cookies so while the original recipe says it yields 36 it made only about 14 for us. These are perfect for curling up on the couch with someone you love and sharing an ice cold glass of milk for dunking. Super simple and loaded with peanutty-ness, you cant' loose!

Peanut Butter Cookies
(from David Lebovitz’s Room for Dessert)
makes 36 cookies (*Note: Only made 14 larger cookies for us using a heaping tablespoons worth of dough for each ball)

4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp.
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter (*we used chunky cause we like it!)
1 large egg
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

Beat together butter, sugars, and peanut butter in the bowl of a standing mixer for 2 minutes at medium speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat in the egg.

Mix in the dry ingredients until the dough starts to come together.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, roll them in sugar and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Mark the tops with a fork, crisscrossing and pressing down slightly.

Bake for 9-10 minutes until edges start to brown. Cool 5 minutes on sheet before transferring to cooling rack.


redkathy said...

Peanut butter cookies are my favorite! These look so delish.