Friday, January 13, 2012

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I LOVE peanut butter, but I don't like the crunchiness of almost all peanut butter cookies I've had. Growing up my mother always loved crunchy cookies. Sorry Mom, I don't care for it. I love me some soft and chewy cookies. I'll never forget Debbie Carlman's chocolate chip cookies; always so moist.

I am happy to say I have mastered the Chocolate Chip cookies and until this recipe I had yet to master peanut butter, but I think I finally have. These are soft and tasty. Enjoy!

Recipe: Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Beat together butter and peanut butter until well combined. Add sugars and beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix just until blended. Roll balls of dough in white sugar before placing on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 min. Do not over bake. Cookies will not look quite done, but take them out. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 3 min before removing them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen.

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  1. Just made a batch and you are right. . . . soft and chewy goodness. Thanks for sharing!