Do you have a favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe? I didn't, until
I tried this recipe!! It comes from the Gooseberry Patch
cookbook "Autumn in a Jiffy." These Peanut Butter Cookies
are so easy to make and are melt in your mouth good!! A
perfect cookie to whip up on the weekend with your kids!!
My daughter and I had so much fun making these!! Unlike some
of the more popular recipes on the web, this cookie dough doesn't
require chilling (which I love!!) so you'll be enjoying these cookies
in no time!! They are a little chewy on the outside, soft on the
inside and extremely addictive!!
Just combine your ingredients, then scoop out by tablespoonfuls,
roll into a ball and drop into a bowl with some granulated sugar to
coat. I used my 1 1/2" cookie scoop which made the process go
even faster. Then place the sugar coated balls of dough onto a
parchment lined baking sheet and flatten the balls with a fork
in a criss-cross pattern.
The dough is very easy to work with - not sticky at all!!
I love the sugar coating! It gives the cookies a little
sparkle!! We actually added a bit more sugar to the
tops of the cookies before baking!
PERFECT PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup creamy (or crunchy) peanut butter
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
*1 cup sugar, DIVIDED
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In a separate large bowl, combine butter, peanut butter, brown
sugar and *1/2 cup sugar. Beat with an electric mixer on medium
speed until blended; stir in egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture;
stir until a stiff dough forms. Roll dough into balls by tablespoonfuls.
(I used my 1 1/2" cookie scoop) Roll balls in *remaining sugar;
place 2 inches apart on parchment lined (or greased) baking
sheets. With a fork dipped in sugar, flatten balls in a
criss-cross pattern. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes,
(mine took 15) until golden. Makes 2-3 dozen (depending on
how big you make them.)
In the cookbook, these cookies are called "Nanny's
Peanut Butter Goblins." "Nanny" made these every
year for a Halloween Open House. These cookies
would be perfect for any Holiday Gathering, and would
be the hit of any bake sale!! I highly recommend them!!