Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

So when it comes to peanut butter cookies I have tried a few recipes and in my experience so far I love the 1/2 cup recipe it's just delicious. I do have a few other recipes still to try though haha. I got this recipe from the lil recipe guide that comes with the kitchen aid mixer. I like all-natural peanut butter honestly and using some shortening and some margarine but that's just me. My peanut butter cookies never look beautiful for some reason :(
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter. I like all-natural jiff, it has less sugar?
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 + 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
Directions: (Typed by me from kitchen-aid book. Almost word for word) :)
  1. Place peanut butter and margarine in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater in mixer. Turn to high speed for one minute, or until mixture is smooth.Scrape bowl, add sugars, egg and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for one minute.
  2. Gradually add all remaining ingredients to sugar mixture and mix about one minute.
  3. Rolldough into 1-inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press flat with the fork in a criss-cross pattern to 1/4 inch thickness.
  4. Bake at 375% F for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.
Yields 36 Cookies
Per cookie: About 83 cal, 2 gpro,10 g carb,4 g fat, 6 mg chol, 81 mg sod. For those of you who care haha.

This was my last post to catch up on woot! I do have some green m&m's I plan on making cookies with though however as soon as I feel better :)