Peanut Butter Cookies

19 Mar 2014

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies


There seems to be a trend here.

Looking at my blog, it really seems like all I make are desserts and breakfasts (which are sometimes just desserts in disguise...don't tell). So what's up with that?? Is it just that I don't make main dishes?



Peanut Butter Cookies


The thing with me is, when I make main dishes, I want them to be good. Somehow, I think it's  way easier to experiment with baking than it is to experiment with cooking meals.

I don't know where this comes from. I mean, my mom and my sister are the complete opposite: they will experiment like crazy when they're making dinner, but then will follow baking recipes to a T.


Peanut Butter Cookies


And while this is not really an "experimenting with different ingredients" kind of recipe, it sure is a classic. And as it is my first day in Toronto,  I only have access to limited baking ingredients in the house. (I mean, who doesn't have chocolate chips in their house?) This cookie recipe allows me to make use of what I have here.

I also realized how I don't have NEARLY enough cookie recipes on this blog of mine. That needs to change.


Peanut Butter Cookies


Peanut Butter Cookies
printable recipe

What you'll need:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda


Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, peanut butter, vanilla and sugars. Beat in the eggs until fully incorporated.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and baking soda. Slowly add it into the wet ingredients and ix until fully combined. Place the batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 375˚F.
  4. Roll into one inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss cross pattern.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for around 10 minutes, or until the cookies begin to brown.
  6. Remove from oven, and place on wire racks to cool completely.





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18 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter and these cookies look so delicious.. Would love to taste some

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  2. A classic is a classic for a reason! I am always excited when it comes to cookies. :P

    I`m the same way with you. I hardly experiment when I cook, WHEN I do cook! Haha. But, baking is a totally different story.

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  3. I also am waaaay more comfortable experimenting with baking so my blog definitely needs an update on main dishes too ;)

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  4. Hi Cathleen , gimmie , gimmie , I can't reach them so I guess I will have to bake some ;-D , thanks for sharing :)

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  5. What fantastic looking cookies!

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  6. Yum, peanut butter cookies are my favorite. Okay, just about every cookie is my favorite, but these look amazing. I haven't had these in a long time. Thanks for the reminder

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  7. These look like great peanut butter cookies, Cathleen! You've just reminded me yet again that I need to get around to trying to make some cookies. I haven't got ANY on my blog yet!

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  8. Cathleen, I must bake these! I'll come over when I need resources for cookie recipes so keep this cookie thing going OK?

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  9. I just this week make peanut butter cookies! :) Easy and yummy!

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  10. Delicious cookies, perfect for comfort :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  11. We are FANS of peanut butter! These cookies are fantastic!

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  12. Can't get enough of peanut butter! Love these!

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  13. Personally, I think the more goodies the better, Cathleen. Peanut Butter Cookies are comfort cookies at their best. I'm not much of a baker so these yummy looking cookies are just perfect especially for the first day of Spring! Thanks for sharing, Cathleen...

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  14. These are my husband's favorite cookies! Yours look scrumptious!

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  15. These are amazing! we love peanut butter cookies - and can eat the entire batch!

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  16. I love peanut butter cookies but haven't had them in a long time. Thanks for the great recipe! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  17. You can't go wrong with peanut butter cookies! Yum!

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  18. I always enjoy seeing desserts and cookies so I don't see any problems here. : ) I can relate to what you're saying...I also think baking is "easier" to experiment with but that's been changing for me lately. I have a feeling these things come in phases...go with the flow and enjoy your wonderful treats.

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