Peanut Butter Cookies

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I was in a baking mood today! As I was flipping through some of my favorite recipes, I came across one for Peanut Butter Cookies.  These are the most moist peanut butter cookies I have ever eaten.  I’ve had some in the past that you could use as weapons if you threw them at someone!   My family loves these so much, they never seem to last long once they’ve been made.  Since the holidays are just around the corner, I thought I’d share these with you.

For this recipe you will need:

2 cups All-Purpose Flour

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Cup Butter

1 Cup Sugar

1 Egg

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter

     

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, mix flour and baking powder and set aside.  In a large bowl, ( I used my Kitchen-Aid mixer here) beat  butter until softened.  Add sugar and beat together until fluffy.

    

Add egg and vanilla, beat well.  Add peanut butter and beat until thoroughly blended.

  

Add flour mixture a little at a time and blend until all of it has been mixed together.  At this point you know to start out using your mixer on low unless you want your kitchen (and yourself) to be covered in flour!

  

Take a tablespoon full of dough and roll into a ball.  Place ball on cookie sheet and use a fork that has been dipped in flour to flatten out the cookie.  I like to make a criss-cross design on mine.  Remember to dip your fork in the flour each time you press your cookie so it won’t stick.  Cook on the top rack until cookies are slightly brown. 

Remove cookies from the oven and let them sit on the cookie sheet for a few minutes so they will firm up a bit.  Then remove cookies with a spatula and place them on a cooling rack until thoroughly cooled.  Store in an air tight container.  I like to put a piece of white bread in the container when I store any kind of cookie.  The next day the slice of bread will be hard as a brick, but your cookies will be nice and soft!  You could easily add chopped nuts to this recipe or maybe a few Reese’s Pieces on top if you like.  I hope your family likes these cookies as much as mine does.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

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8 responses »

  1. Oh YUM! I’m so glad I usually come here after I’ve eaten lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe! I love the bread idea! I’ve never hear that before.

    • Ron told me about putting the bread in with the cookies. I thought he was nuts! The cookies absorb the moisture from the bread so they stay soft. You may want to change the bread out for a fresh piece once it is hard so your cookies will stay fresh. 🙂

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