A few nights ago Nate and I had just turned out the light to go to sleep and I told him that peanut butter cookies sounded really good. Strangely enough he said he wanted some too! Then he told me he could smell them. I could too! So of course I had to make some the next day. These turned out delicious but they definitely didn’t make as many as the recipe said it would.
I found this recipe in my Joy of Cooking cookbook that my sister in law gave to me. She spoils me!
The recipe can be found here (who know they were online?) or right down below.
PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
About sixty 1 1⁄2-inch cookies
For those who dote on peanut butter cookies, try these rich and crumbly ones. This is another JOY classic.
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease or line 2 cookie sheets.
1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
Beat in a large bowl until well blended:
1⁄3 cup (5 1⁄3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, softened
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
Stir in the flour mixture until blended. Shape into 1-inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on the cookie sheets. Press flat with a fork, as shown on 766. Bake, 1 sheet at a time, about 10 to 12 minutes. Let stand briefly, then remove to a rack to cool.