I love surfing the net finding new recipes and new recipe blogs. I needed to make a batch of cookies for our camping trip this weekend and I only wanted to use ingredients I had on hand, and go figure I didn’t have any chocolate chips! I looked a couple of different places for good peanut butter cookies and stumbled upon The Cook Next Door’s blog. I love it, she’s got a really cool format to her recipes. Simple, easy to understand, neat, and tasty! They turned out just as good as I imagined they would. I made a few alterations and I will be using this as my staple peanut butter cookie recipe :)
Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
- 1 c. peanut butter room temperature
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1/2 c. firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 tbsp. milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 c. peanut butter chips
- 3/4 c. coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and peanut butter together until smooth and creamy. Add the sugars, and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and vanilla.
Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the peanut butter chips and peanuts.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on ungreased cookie sheet, a couple inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake; cookies may appear to be undercooked but they are not.
Let cookies cool on the cookie sheet one extra minute before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Adapted from The Cook Next Door