October 21, 2010 20:40 by Suzy
With my Chocolate Chip Cookies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, this post completes the "trifecta" of cookies...you cannot go wrong with these. Every year during the holidays, my Cookie Overload Bash always includes these three classics.
Peanut Butter Cookies almost count as comfort food, don't you think? Fresh peanut butter cookies, a glass of milk, and some cartoons...and you're suddenly nine years old again, home froms school, without a care in the world. Except maybe determining whether it is Duck Season or Wabbit Season.
Peanut Butter Cookies
adapted from Betty Crocker's Cookie Book
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
This is the absolute best way to measure out peanut butter...thanks to our good friend, Alton Brown.
Beat sugar, brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, shortening and eggs until light and fluffy. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined.
Drop rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork dipped in sugar.
Bake for 9-10 minutes, or until just starting to brown. Let sit on cookie sheet for a minute or two, then remove cookies with a spatula to cool on a wire rack.