When I came home from work the other day, it was a rainy afternoon. So, the girls and I decided it was a great time to make some cookies. We knew the "man of the house" would love them too. Since I had 2 large jars of peanut butter in my pantry, I knew what cookies to make, classic peanut butter cookies. To make things easier, I pulled out some of my cookbooks and decided to make the recipe from my Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook. This is a great cookbook, by the way. It's full of very good everyday recipes. Well, these cookies didn't disappoint. They are crunchy on the outside and chewy in the middle. Great with a tall glass of cold milk.
Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe from Better Homes and Garden New Cookbook (Limited Edition, Pink Plaid)
Makes about 36 cookies (ours were larger so we got around 28 cookies)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl beat butter and peanut butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, brown sugar, baking soda and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in flour, a little at a time, until all combined.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten by making crisscross marks with the tines of a fork. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 7 to 9 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.