Here's my first blog....ever. Tonight, I felt like baking something. After looking through a couple cooking magazines, I found I had all the ingredients to make homemade peanut butter cookies. I found the recipe in the Collectors Edition 1999 "Taste of Home's Quick Cooking" magazine.
My son, Jimmy, helped out. The recipe was very simple to follow and probably some of the best cookies I ever made. They were soft on the inside and just hard enough on the outside.
Peanut Butter Cookies Quick Cooking, Collectors Edition, 1999
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened 1/2 c. sugar 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 1/2 c. peanut butter 1 egg 1/2 t. vanilla 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 t. baking soda 1/2 t. baking powder Additional sugar
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add peanut butter, egg and vanilla; beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and mix well. For easier shaping, chill the dough for 1 hour.
Shape into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball by crisscrossing with the tines of a fork dipped in sugar.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and cookies are set.
I am a single mom with two kids - a 16 year old son who lives with me and a 27 year old daughter who lives less than mile away. I like to cook and I love to try new dishes. I especially love when either kids spends time in the kitchen with me.