Day 9 – Peanut Cookies
// January 4th, 2011 // A State of Yum
Peanut Cookies are pretty much the one cookie that gets made a few times a year around these parts. Jason consumes them with wild abandon and loves them so much, he starts talking like a Keebler Elf when he knows they’re coming. Unlike traditional peanut cookie recipes, we don’t just use peanut butter but also add a cup of unsalted, dry roasted peanuts to the batter. At one point, Drue called these peanut peanut butter cookies which sounds just about right.
A family favorite, you’ll find peanut cookies in our cookie jar during the holidays, around Jason’s birthday and on random occasions when I need to bribe him to do something (like helping me clean the gutters on my house). I guess you could call them my bribe cookies!
1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter (I recommend Peter Pan b/c of all the sugar)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup of unsalted, dry roasted peanuts
Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Add 1 cup of peanuts and fold into the batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten each ball with a fork, making a criss-cross pattern. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake. Cool completely on a wire cooling rack!
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