Get your peanut butter on

3 Dec

Day three is for the “Classic Peanut Butter Cookies.” This recipe comes from my mom who took it from the Ladies Home Journal from 1988. It’s definitely a classic then.

1. Heat your oven to 375F.

2. Combine your DRY ingredients. Don’t short cut this and put them altogether with your wet ingredients. You won’t like your cookie if you do this. Blend 2 1/2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 t of baking soda, 1 t baking powder, and 1/4 t of salt.

3. Blend 1 c butter (unsalted), 1 c peanut butter, 1 c brown sugar. After mixed well, beat in 2 eggs and 1 t of vanilla.

4. Gradually mix your dry ingredients with your wet ingredients.

5. Make little balls with your dough and roll them in some white sugar and then place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. For some I added a square of carmel inside the balls. These work okay, just watch them closely so the carmel doesn’t melt and burn on the cookie sheet.

6. After 8-10minutes in the oven take them out. Cool for a few minutes then place them on a cooking rack.

* Traditionally you place fork marks by placing the long flat side of the fork on the unbaked cookie ball for a criss cross pattern. This is cool, but I like the crackled look.


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