Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

by request ;)

I feel like I've been posting nothing but cookies lately...but that's never a bad thing right? I don't know about you, but to me, cookies are the ultimate nostalgia.Well, I guess what I think the ultimate nostalgia would feel like, I actually didn't grow up in a home with sweets. The most sugar my older brother and I consumed growing up, was fruit. Maybe it was because we didn't have a baker in the home? I know I know, you can send me oodles of teary-eyed messages below. But I'll be honest, I am kind of grateful because I think that's what sparked my uber-obsession with the kitchen and baking! So hooooray for no sweets growing up (: / ) This was actually THE cookie that started it all for me, in the kitchen. I found out I had a knack for baking after I threw together a batch of these divine delights, delivered them to friends, and soaked up all the hurrah afterwards. I was thusly hooked. Anyway, I guarantee you will not feel nothing short of  exactly that nostalgia I talk about with this ultimate peanut butter recipe.

Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

2 sticks butter-softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar-packed
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (I use chunky, I think it adds to both texture and flavor)
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl fitted with a paddle attachment mix together the butter, sugars, and peanut butter just until blended.
Sift together dry ingredients and add to the peanut butter mixture, add the vanilla.
Add eggs 1 at a time mixing well after each addition.
Roll dough into large balls, I use a heaping scoop (from an ice cream scoop).
Optional: make indentations with a fork in a criss-cross pattern, pressing down slightly to flatten the cookie dough just a smidge. 
Bake for 20 minutes on ungreased cookie sheet.


Michelle Palos said...

YAY! My mom is so happy you put this recipe up :) it's already printed out and she is planning on telling everyone she runs into about your am i (duh)love you may and am SO EXCITED to see this take off for you!

Meili said...

Hooray meesh! Haha I'm so glad your mom is stoked to make those cookies, they are DELISH!!! ;) i lovelovelove you girl thanks so much for the support! tell ur madre for me too! :D