Friday, June 09, 2006

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

old fashioned peanut butter cookie

Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites. This recipe makes a soft, chewy, super peanut-buttery cookie, just the way I like it. My co-worker J (who, btw, did not grow up eating peanut butter) liked the cookie but thought it seemed so plain. Yes, it’s true that these cookies don’t contain fancy ingredients. But I told her that’s the beauty of the traditional peanut butter cookie. Just simple, old-fashioned goodness.

Peanut Butter Cookies
(from David Lebovitz’s Room for Dessert)
makes 36 cookies

4 tbsp (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temp.
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

Beat together butter, sugars, and peanut butter in the bowl of a standing mixer for 2 minutes at medium speed. Scrape the sides of the bowl and beat in the egg.

Mix in the dry ingredients until the dough starts to come together.

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls, roll them in sugar and place them 2 inches apart on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Mark the tops with a fork, crisscrossing and pressing down slightly.

Bake for 9-10 minutes until edges start to brown. Cool 5 minutes on sheet before transferring to cooling rack.


Fran said...

Beautiful posts and great recipes. Thanks for sharing.

Natalia said...

You made perfect cross marks on top. I love that part of peanut butter cookies, for some reason it makes them all the more appealing to me.

marg said...

I tried these. They are so yummy! My mom polished them all off.

Peanut Butter Jo said...

I love these guys. I remember them when I was young and mom would make a batch. I think they're what made me love peanuts so much. Thanks for the recipe!

Jennifer Bynum said...

This is the recipe I've been looking for! I know this is the recipe I've used for years.
What I don't understand why do people put in shortening, baking soda and baking powder and sometimes too much flour!
Thanks, Jennifer