Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesdays: Classic Peanut Butter Cookies

Welcome to Tasty Tuesdays!

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Did you expect a Thanksgiving recipe today?  Sorry, I was craving peanut butter cookies. 

My Aunt Mary gave me this cookie cookbook sometime when I was in college.

It remains one of my favorite cookbooks.  If I remember correctly, there were roommates and a few boys who benefited from this book.  It seems like I baked cookies quite a bit in college!

- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt

1.  Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, and butter; beat until light and fluffy.  Add peanut butter, vanilla, and egg; blend well.  Add flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well. 

2.  Shape dough into 1 inch balls.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Use fork to flatten balls in criss-cross pattern.

{ The mats on my baking sheets are called Silpats.  I learned about them years ago from Martha.  Thay are a dream to cook with - never any mess on your cookie sheets to clean up!  You can buy them at Williams Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, or other kitchen stores }

3.  Bake in pre-heated oven for 6 to 9 minutes or until set and golden brown.  Immediately remove from cookie sheets and let cool on wire racks.

{ Yield:  Recipe claims 4 dozen....I got closer to 3 dozen. }

What did you cook this week?

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  1. Good ol' peanut butter cookies warm from the oven may just be my favorite cookie EVER! Yum.

  2. the perfect combination i am a bit of a cookie monstar & I do llove peanut butter & all round winning recipe

  3. Peanut butter cookies are my favorite!

    I'm curious to know- what are those mats on your baking pans? Are they part of the pan? I've never seen those before.

  4. Hi,
    I shared my amazing Pecan Crusted Pumpkin Pie and my Grain-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing.

  5. Cookies look so good! Thanks for hosting another party. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Amy R.

  6. I love peanut butter cookies! I added the Chicken Parmesan Bake. Thanks for hosting!

  7. I'm baking my way through that cook book right now! and posted all about it on my blog!! http://thesweetdetail.blogspot.com/search/label/Baking%20My%20Way

  8. Great linky Alissa! I added my Sweet Potato & Pecan Cinnamon Bun with Maple Glaze. Checking out the other links now!
    PS. I am your newest follower :) Hope you have a chance to some check out my blog sometime.

  9. Sometimes the classic recipes are the best! Thanks for hosting!

  10. Hmmm! They look so appetizing, I hope they are a little chewy on the inside with a thin crispy shell, aren't they?

  11. That looks delicious! Peanut butter cookies are my fave! Definitely going to try this recipe.


  12. Man those look good! I hope a few are left for me when I come home tomorrow!! :)

  13. I love peanut butter cookies!

  14. Thanks so much for having me today.

    Blessings and best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!

    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me.

  15. So many delicious recipes! I shared my Cranberry Almond Oatmeal (Gluten Free) recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Thanks for hosting!! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  17. I ALWAYS enjoy a great peanut butter cookie recipe! These look AMAZING! Beautiful photos, too! I can't wait to try them soon!

    Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings to you and your family!


  18. Peanut butter cookies are my favorite! Oh they look SO good!

  19. definetely will try the recipe.
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