Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pop-Tart Tuesday - Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

A dessert is not dessert unless it has chocolate...

... usually...

However, I recently found this great recipe for peanut butter cookies that are (almost) as good as having a chocolaty dessert. It all began on evening when the smallest of chocolate morsels could not be found and ended up with these:

I was skeptical at first since I tend to burn overcook things a tid-bit. But I've recently started using the timer on our oven (novel idea, don't you think?) and even when the timer is going off for 3 minutes because I'm chasing after Mr. Motion, they still turn out alright! 

Here's the recipe:

  1. 1/2 cup of margarine (I've been using butter and they turn out fine!)
  2. 1/2 cup peanut butter
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  5. 1 egg
  6. 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  7. 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt
  9. 1 3/4 cup of flour
  1.    Blend the butter, peanut butter, both sugars, egg and the vanilla together.
  2.    Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together and add to the 'wet' ingredients.
  3.    Chill the dough for 15 minutes (this was in the original directions... I always forget and put it in the   freezer for a few minutes while the oven, which I also forgot to pre-heat, is getting ready!)
  4.    Form the dough into balls, roll them in sugar, and place on cookie sheet.
  5.    Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.
The best thing about these cookies is they actually stay soft instead of getting crispy and are sooo easy to make. Yeah for gooey peanut butter!

Happy Baking!

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