Sunday, February 17, 2013


Now that tax season is on us, things are pretty hectic around here.  Make that very hectic.

Things did slow down a bit during the blizzard though - so I made some peanut butter cookies.  Many of the traditional recipes are too sweet for us so I improvised a bit.  These really hit the spot - both before and after shoveling.

Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 30-36 cookies

½ cup butter
½ c peanut butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 ¼ c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
Grind of salt (from salt grinder)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.

Cream butter and peanut butter together.  Add sugar and brown sugar and mix until blended in.  Stir in egg and vanilla.
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together, then add to butter mixture, stirring until well blended.
Cover and chill dough for several hours.
Roll into balls and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet, flattening with tines of a fork.
Bake at 300 degrees F for 14-15 minutes or until light brown.  Cool on rack.

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