Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

As you may have noticed I have been on a cookie baking binge. I adapted the recipe found here.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky, depending on your taste)
  • 1/2 cup butter,softened (take it out ahead of time, DON'T melt it in the microwave)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

  1. Heat oven to 375F
  2. Mix sugars, peanut butter, butter, and egg in large bowl.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
  6. Place on greased cookie sheet and flatten with fork.
  7. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until light golden brown. 

Just a note! There is a great way to control spreading of your cookies. The firmer the cookie, the less they will spread.  A good way to keep a dough firm is by refrigerating the dough. 
There is actually a lot more factors that go into this: type and amount of fat, type and amount of flour, and type and amount of liquid.

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