Monday, January 25, 2010

Cookie of the Month Club: Peanut Butter Cookies

For Christmas, I gave my dad a 12-month "membership" into the Cookie of the Month Club. As a member, he will receive homemade cookies from my kitchen. (This gives me an excuse to bake and eat different kinds of cookies.) This month he received peanut butter cookies. The cookies are soft and delicious with a hint of peanut butter. The recipe, which follows, came from Betty Crocker.

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter or stick margarine, softened
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Granulated sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Beat sugar, peanut butter, butter, and egg in large bowl with electric mixer or spoon. Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Dip tops of balls into granulated sugar, but do not flatten.

Bake 9 to 10 minutes or until light brown. Cool 5 minutes then remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy! If you like peanut butter, these won't last long.

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