Monday, December 7, 2009

Great Peanut butter Cookies

Marin and I made some really wonderful peanut butter cookies last week. We got the recipe from Real Simple.
You can sign up for a cookie recipe of the day at Real Simple and get an email every day about a new cookie, some familiar and others new and interesting. Either way we loved the peanut butter cookies, and added chocolate chunks to them. I mean who's ever heard of eating peanut butter without the chocolate?!!! I am going to post the recipe here but you can also go to the website in the link above and get it there too.


  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus 1/3 cup for rolling
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup salted peanuts, roughly chopped (I did not do this)
  • Chocolate chips or chunks (I DID do this! I think I added like a half bag but you can never have enough chocolate)


  1. Adjust rack to center of oven and heat to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a bowl, with an electric mixer on medium, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar, the brown sugar, and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Add the egg and combine, then add the peanut butter. Reduce speed to low, add the flour mixture, and beat until incorporated. Stir in the peanuts.
  3. Form the dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Roll in the remaining sugar and place on a baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Using the back of a fork, gently press the cookies to form a crisscross pattern.
  4. Bake 12 to 16 minutes or until just golden. Cool on racks. (Optional, we started eating these before they were "cooled")
  5. Make sure you have a toddler near by to lick the paddles.
  6. Make sure you have a toddler near by to lick the sugar off the counter
  7. Make sure you have milk on hand.
  8. Enjoy!

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1 comment:

Christine said...

Yum! I've never had peanut butter chocolate chip cookies before. Marin's face has me convinced I need to try them. Soon.