Sunday, October 12, 2014

Old fashioned Peanut butter cookies


1/2 cup butter or margarine, room temperature
1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter (creamy or chunky), room temperature
1 egg
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or use the Silicone Baking Mats to prevent the cookies from sticking. I personally recommend that you use the Silicone Baking Mats as nothing sticks to them.

In a large bowl, cream butter or margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, flour, and baking soda.
Using your hands, roll dough by teaspoonfuls into small balls; place onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten into a crisscross pattern with a fork that has been dipped in water.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown. * Note: Do not over bake as the bottoms of the cookies will burn easily. Remove from oven and cool on wire cooling racks.

Yields 3 dozen cookies.
For variation you can place a Hershey's kiss in the center of each cookie before baking.