Saturday, June 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

It has been summer here in Texas for me since April. Yes, I went in our pool in April...yes...I am a  crazy New Yorker. No, it was not heated! Yes....I am all mixed up coming from New York. No, I just can't seem to get it together! Yes, the Texas sun has invaded my brain and I am loving it!
It rained here yesterday,the first time since January 24th. So today the sun was playing hide and go seek. I have seen nothing but sunshine and I felt a little odd. I had no goal...maybe a dip in the pool.
Then I got a burst of energy ( more like I better do something before this day is gone, feeling) and I made cookies. I was going to bake a cake but decided I didn't want to eat a whole cake myself and it would be easier to keep myself from eating all the cookies. I also decided to freeze some for when my daughter comes to visit July 1st!
Is it only me or does everyone go through talking yourself out of eating sweets?

I got this recipe out of the Taste of Home magazine. It is excellent! The old fashioned taste of these crisp peanut buttery cookies is irresistible. I always make a double batch and freeze some.

Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Additional sugar

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add peanut butter, egg, vanilla; beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda and baking powder; add to creamed mixture and mix well. For easier shaping chill the dough for 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten each ball by crisscrossing with the tines of a fork dipped in sugar. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned and cookies are set
Yields about 4 dozen cookies.

I don't use the additional sugar. I think they are sweet enough.

 If you make them let me know. I'd like to know what you think!

The finished product is yummy! ENJOY!!!!!

Don't forget.....StoneGable is hosting the
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Blessings My Friend,


  1. I have ongoing battles with myself about sweets! Win some, lose some as they say :). These look good and recipe is easy, but I ran out of peanut butter just recently. I will give them a try, I love that sweet teacup dessert set. xo,

  2. Elaine, those are my favorite cookies ever. I love peanut butter home-made cookies. And, this heat! Honey, tell me about it!! xx's

  3. They look yummy! Wish I could just grab one off my screen....(just to help you out, of course).

  4. Hi Elaine, I LOVE homemade peanut butter cookies--not too soft and not to crunchy! And your pool looks so inviting! i've been out of touch with blogging for a little while with kid stuff and travels, so I scrolled back to your dish storage post--so funny!! And I'm glad to see you have recovered from your sinus infection. I'm a chronic sufferer too, so I know about those headaches. Have a wonderful day in your pool with your goodies! Linda