Since I love to bake, I don’t mind making cookies, however I am one of those moms that just can NOT bring herself to buy those tubes of cookie dough when I have everything I need to do it from scratch already in my home. Plus I have never seen my husband have an emotional response to store bought cookie dough!
These peanut butter cookies are quick to whip up and once you put them in the oven you can do other things while they bake, like fold laundry, not!!! Seriously, just put your feet up, relax, and wait for that amazing smell that will emerge from your oven.
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup butter
1 1/4 Cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/2 Cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
If you have never read one of my recipes before, this is where I tell you to throw everything in the bowl and put your hands in there and mush it all up! I just think you get a much better mix when you use your hands.... I know, I am weird. Just get in there and mix it up!
Once the dough is all combined, roll it into little balls in the palm of your hands. Make them big or small depending what size cookies you want. Place cookie balls on a GREASED cookie sheet. Now here is where I add the extra bit of love..... I take a fork (greased) and I make a pattern on the top of the cookies. Why? Cause it gives them character! I press the fork down once, then turn the fork and press it again to make the thatched marks you see in the photo.
Now pop those bad boys in the oven at 375 degrees for 10 minutes and you just became a peanut butter cookie making goddess! Seriously. Let's put it this way, it is not uncommon that when I as my husband to start a grocery shopping list for me, I end up with notes on it like this.....
And that folks, I think speaks for itself......