Sunday, July 11, 2010
Peanut Butter Cookies II
This little treasure was written down by my grandmother and I am delighted to have it. not only because it was a recipe from my beloved grandmother but also because peanut butter cookies are among my most absolute favorite of cookies. I've searched high and low for the "perfect" peanut butter cookie and for me, for now, the this will be the recipe I turn to.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 cup butter at room temperature (or other shortening; I used real butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Sugar for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Have ready a greased cookie sheet.
In a large bowl, cream the butter. Add the two sugars; cream into the butter. Add well-beaten eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix well.
Sift together the dry ingredients.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and blend well.
Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Place on greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle a little sugar in a saucer. Flatten the cookie dough with the tines of fork that have been dipped in sugar to about 1/4-inch in depth, crosshatching the design into the dough.
Bake in preheated oven 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden.
I made 4 dozen from this recipe.