Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies (or just the dough...)

This is one of our favorite cookie dough recipes. We found it online and it is great!

1/2 c. granulated (white) sugar
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. butter/margarine, room temperature
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Cream the butter for 2 minutes. Add the sugars, cream for 2 more minutes.
2. Mix in the peanut butter and egg.
3. Mix together the dry ingredients-flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into the sugar/butter mixture.
4. The recipe we use calls for wrapping the dough in plastic and refrigerating it for at least 3 hours...but we haven't ever done that and it's turned out good.
5. Now, here is where you have to make your choice...we have actually only baked this dough once...and it made a really good cookie, but (don't read on Kathleen...just skip to the next step) we usually eat it raw when we watch a movie (instead of popcorn)...so you have to decide how you want to consume it. If you're not going to bake it, you're done!
6. If you are going to bake the cookies, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls. Place them about 3 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Here, the recipe says to flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork, but we get a glass, dip the bottom end in sugar, and flatten them that way (like a sugar cookie).
7. Bake until light brown, 8-10 minutes. Cool on backing sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.

The recipe says that if you want chewier cookies, bake it at 300 degrees for 15 minutes, but to get softer cookies, we bake at the normal temperature and just pull them out earlier. Either way works.

Tonight, we were watching Myth Busters and decided to try out a new way of eating the dough...

Now that was fantastic! We just used chocolate candy coating that we had leftover from making the oreo candies. MMMmmmm....this was a fun treat! Thanks so much for the fun gift!


  1. That is the best idea ever! You guys are genious!

  2. It actually looks good - kind of like buckeyes. The fondue pot looks fun. :o)

  3. This is pretty much one of our favorite treats ever now. The fondue pot is way way way fun! Thanks a ton!