This past week, I’ve been trying to make recipes that utilize ingredients that I already have in the house … ingredients that would have to be thrown out before we moved. Like butter. And eggs.
And peanut butter.
Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies
(Modified from this recipe)
Makes 24-28 cookies (depending on how big you make them!)
- ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- With your mixer, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until smooth.
- Add the egg and vanilla and beat with mixer until fluffy.
- With a spoon (I used a wooden spoon), stir in peanut butter.
- Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into the peanut butter mixture. Stir with spoon to combine.
- Refrigerate dough for two hours.
- After two hours, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
- Use a tablespoon to scoop the dough. Place balls of dough onto cookie sheet. Press each cookie down slightly with a fork.
- Bake for about 12-14 minutes. Cookies should look a little dry on top. (Note: if you are using two oven racks, switch cookie sheets halfway through baking, so that the one sheet of cookies isn’t on the bottom rack the whole time. This will help prevent the bottoms from burning.)
- After a couple of minutes of cooling on cookie sheets, transfer cookies to a cooling rack.
These cookies are definitely what I think of when I hear “old-fashioned peanut butter cookies.”
They’re soft and have a rich peanut butter flavor. They aren’t the chewy kind of cookie … they’re more like a shortbread texture.
If you love peanut butter as much as I do, you won’t be disappointed by this recipe. So go ahead. Make these and treat yourself today!
Question for ya …
Do you ever hunt for recipes that will help you use up ingredients?
Do you have a favorite “old-fashioned” dessert?
Whatcha up to this weekend?
We’re moving to Atlanta!!! Whoooo-hooo!!