Friday, January 20, 2012

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

The Best Peanut Butter Cookies
A peanut butter cookie is only as good as the peanut butter you use.
I'm sure it's only a matter of taste, but if I use anything but Jif, they just aren't as good.
I really love this recipe and have been using it for about 30 years. I'm not sure where it came from.

1/2cup butter softened
1/2cup peanut butter
1/2cup sugar
1/2cup brown sugar or 1/4cup honey
1/2tsp. baking soda
1/2tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-1/4cups flour
sugar for rolling(optional) I don't roll my dough in sugar

In a bowl, whisk together flour,baking soda and baking powder. set aside.
In another bowl beat butter and peanut butter. Add sugar and brown sugar.
Beat well. add the egg and vanilla, beat.
Add the flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing after each addition.
Cover and chill -overnight is best.
Heat oven to 375*
Roll into 1inch balls, then in sugar (if using)
Place 2inches apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.
Dip a fork in water and press criss-cross marks into the dough, flattening it..
Bake for about 8 minutes or until they are just set and edges just begin to brown slightly.
Cool on a wire rack. Makes 3dozen.

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