Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

The kids are out of school and we are just enjoying the weather. I can't believe that it has been over 2 weeks since I have posted last, but sometimes life just happens.

I found these cookies from Amanda's Cookin' and knew that I had to make them. Peanut butter cookies, or if I am being honest, anything with peanut butter is my all time favorite. These were quick to mix together with a short bake of 8 minutes and they were perfect. Soft and chewy, just what I needed!

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
From: Amanda's Cookin'

1/2 cup shortening (or butter flavored shortening)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.

Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls (using a cookie scoop works great) 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to racks to cool completely.

8 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

Now that the kids are out of school, I'm sure there will be lots of cookie baking going on in both our houses. I know my kids would love these. Have a great summer!

Bethie said...

YUMMY!!!!!!

Ingrid said...

Hey, April! All well with everyone? Good to see ya back and with cookies which is nice. :)

My kids are still in school. Will you guys be coming to visit Mickey? If you do make certain you give me a shout!
~ingrid

Dani said...

i have been looking for a CHEWY pb cookie for a long time... i hate the crunchy ones! i will have to keep this one in mind for the next time the craving stikes :)

Megan said...

I mised you!

Hope everyone is doing good and I hope the garden is growing! Today is my last day of work and as Alice Cooper would say, "Schools out for Summer!" Sing along with me.
Schools out for Summer!

Thats all the words I know! :)

Your cookies look wonderful and so easy.
Keep in touch girlfriend.

Nishant said...

this is really great post
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The Blonde Duck said...

I love chewy pb cookies. Printing!

730A_ngelinaRabideau0 said...

Knowledge is power.......................................................

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

The kids are out of school and we are just enjoying the weather. I can't believe that it has been over 2 weeks since I have posted last, but sometimes life just happens.

I found these cookies from Amanda's Cookin' and knew that I had to make them. Peanut butter cookies, or if I am being honest, anything with peanut butter is my all time favorite. These were quick to mix together with a short bake of 8 minutes and they were perfect. Soft and chewy, just what I needed!

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
From: Amanda's Cookin'

1/2 cup shortening (or butter flavored shortening)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tbsp milk
1 tbsp vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine shortening, peanut butter, brown sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add egg. Beat just until blended.

Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture at low speed. Mix just until blended.

Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls (using a cookie scoop works great) 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Flatten slightly in crisscross pattern with tines of fork.

Bake for 7 to 8 minutes, or until set and just beginning to brown. DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to racks to cool completely.

8 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

Now that the kids are out of school, I'm sure there will be lots of cookie baking going on in both our houses. I know my kids would love these. Have a great summer!

Bethie said...

YUMMY!!!!!!

Ingrid said...

Hey, April! All well with everyone? Good to see ya back and with cookies which is nice. :)

My kids are still in school. Will you guys be coming to visit Mickey? If you do make certain you give me a shout!
~ingrid

Dani said...

i have been looking for a CHEWY pb cookie for a long time... i hate the crunchy ones! i will have to keep this one in mind for the next time the craving stikes :)

Megan said...

I mised you!

Hope everyone is doing good and I hope the garden is growing! Today is my last day of work and as Alice Cooper would say, "Schools out for Summer!" Sing along with me.
Schools out for Summer!

Thats all the words I know! :)

Your cookies look wonderful and so easy.
Keep in touch girlfriend.

Nishant said...

this is really great post
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The Blonde Duck said...

I love chewy pb cookies. Printing!

730A_ngelinaRabideau0 said...

Knowledge is power.......................................................