Monday, April 29, 2013

Crispy Peanut Butter Cookies



The old adage that "good things come in small packages" describes these cookies perfectly. While I've had delicious, chewy peanut butter cookies, there's just something about that satisfying crunch when you bite into something sweet and salty. The dough goes together very quickly, though it does require an hour in the fridge before baking, so plan accordingly. The recipe yields 4 dozen 2-inch cookies.

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
additional sugar

Directions

In a bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add peanut butter, egg, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder and add to the creamed mixture, mixing well. Chill the dough for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Shape into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball by criss-crossing with the tines of a fork dipped in sugar. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and cookies are set. YIELD: about 4 dozen.


Nutritional Info:  2 cookies per serving; 125 calories; 7 g fat; 15 g carb; trace fiber; 2 g protein


TASTE NOTES
These little bites were perfectly crispy and nutty. Best enjoyed with a glass of cold milk, they are a peanut butter lover's delight.

3 comments:

  1. I love, love, love peanut butter cookies! These look perfect! BTW your header makes my mouth water. Wow!

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  2. Yay! Nutritional stats! I know you did that just for me, right?

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  3. Hi Arlene,
    I can't find your email, so I'm reaching out this way. Hope you are doing well!!!!
    I was wondering if you would be interested (or know someone else who might be) in making a quilt out of some of my favorite outfits of Zach's from his first 2 yrs - he turned 3 in march! There is no rush to get it done, I don't care how long it takes to make it. I didn't want to find a random company on the internet, so thought I'd ask you first. I would be willing to pay anything. :-)
    Jess
    jkogan@frontiernet.net

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