Tuesday, December 14, 2010

[ chewy and yummy! ]

CHRISTMAS BAKING would not be complete around here without peanut butter cookies. So I thought I'd begin my baking with these and if nothing else gets baked, it's all ok. I've tried a lot of peanut butter cookie recipes and this one is finally the perfect combination of crispy edges, chewy middle, enough peanut butter flavour and not too sweet.

Lisa's chewy peanut butter cookies
These cookies are super easy and are the perfect combination of crispy edges and chewy middle. If you use a cookie scoop, you'll get 4 dozen 2 1/2" cookies.

what you need:

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 cups peanut butter (crunchy works well!)
1 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp hot water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs

how to:

Preheat oven to 350F (180C)
Mix together sugars, peanut butter and butter in a large bowl with hand mixer on low. Combine baking soda and hot water and add to the mixture. Mix well.
Mix in the eggs, vanilla and salt. Add the flour and mix until well combined.

Roll into balls or scoop out onto an ungreased (or parchment paper-lined) cookie sheet. Press with fork dipped in water to make criss-cross design. 

Bake for 8-10 minutes. Don't overbake - remove them when they still look not quite done for good chewiness (they'll be slightly golden brown only around the edges).

Let cool on pan for about 10 minutes and then move them to a rack to cool.

And there you have it! Easy peasy! You really must give these a try - they are full of yumminess!



benson said...

looks delicious!

Tina said...

WoW!! My hubby will LOVE these. Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. I hope mine turn out a fraction as fabulous as yours look. Yum!! ~ Tina xx

Privet and Holly said...

These sound so
yummy right now.
I hope you enjoyed
your cozy snow day!
I finished my wrapping
{except for what is
at my parent's} and
now am on to cards as
I can squeeze them in.
I did bake a fun surprise
for breakfast but haven't
made a lot of cookies.
I need to bring some to
a gathering tomorrow....
These look like VERY
promising candidates.
Have a wonderful day!
xx Suzanne
PS: I hope you get
your sneakers : )

Formerly known as Frau said...

They look so yummy!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

These look perfect...I love a great peanut butter cookie! I'll be giving these a try...

Meeling said...

Oh my gosh Lisa those look amazing!
I'm off work starting next week...and that's my baking week...definitely going to give these a try...Chad loves peanut butter cookies!


Sweet Peas and Seashells by Michelle said...

Oooo, I'm sooo going to try this out. Peanut butter cookies are my fave, especially with a Hersey's kiss in the middle!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

You know I really enjoy peanut butter cookies but my husband and daughter don't so if I make them, it's all me eating them - which is good and bad! I remember my grandmother baking them without a recipe when I was little, lovely memory.

Lissa @ After Adornment said...

Peanut Butter Cookies are my favorite!!!! I also agree with you on the crisp outside, soft inside....I will definetly have to try this recipe some time...but most likely after the holidays!

tilly | maison said...

yummm... these sound amazing right now. :)

maureencracknell said...


Marianne - Style For Living said...

Yum, yum! You're making me hungry!

Pattie said...

There are only two cookies I eat...oatmeal raisin and peanut butter...so you must have done this on purpose :)

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

I would eat every last one. So delicious!

The Zhush said...

These look like the exact PB cookies I grew up eating...absolutely baking these next week...so excited, thanks!:)

Emily@Pookie and Pierre said...

I have made so many cookies lately I said I would never look at another... but these peanut butter ones may have roped me back in. It helps that I have all of the ingredients on hand! Thanks for the recipe :)

christine, just bella said...

mmmmm, I love how peanut butter cookies are so quick to make. Instant gratification!! these look sooo yummy.


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