Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cookie Cravings

Scotty and I have just finished moving into our new house in Englewood. After 3 long days of packing, stuffing, and shipping all of our belonings we are now taking a day of rest. I was trying to think of a snack that would quickly pick up our spirits, and fill our tummies at the same time. As usual, I was using 2 sites at once to try and find something to strike my culinary fancy, and "stumble".

Through my clicks I came upon a wonderful little cooking blog run by a lovely young lady named Kim., is the name of the site and it is full of tasty goodies and easy to make foods of all sorts (including 52 different cookie recipies *drool*) I decided to try my luck at her "Creamy Peanut Butter Cookies", the cookies turned out fantastic, and I decided I had to share them with you. Be forwarned, this post is a little photo heavy, so it make take a while to load.

"Kim's Creamy Peanut Butter Cookies":

1 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
"pinch" of salt
3/4 cup Creamy peanut butter
1 1/1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Med. eggs
about 1/4 cup plain sugar for rolling

Step 1:
Preheat the oven to 350 dregees farenheit. (I have been so excited to try my new gas range, this is probably the 4th thing I've baked since we moved in LOL) Also, line your cookie sheats with foil and spray with cooking oil.

Step 2:
Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and vanilla extract...

Mix in both sugars, salt, and baking powder.


Step 3:
Start adding the Flour 1/2 cup at a time. Eventually it will become a semi soft and very workable dough. (almost like peanut butter play dough)

Step 4:
Add your eggs, one at a time.

When it's all done it should look something like this...

You should be able to pick it up play with it a bit, but be careful, too much handling and your cookie rolling will be difficult. Step 5 Is rolling into balls...
About 1 1/2 inches each should make perfect sized cookies.
(thanks to Scotty for helping me take some of these pics)

Roll them in Sugar (this helps keep them from sticking to the pan, and also gives them an awesome crunch)
Then Put the balls in rows on the lined baking sheet...

Using a Fork, Make criss-cross marks on the tops.
Bake for 13-15 min, untill they lighten a bit and expand slightly.
Ta da!!!! Crunchy on the outside but soft and oh so cakie on the inside. :) Thanks again to Kim for such a wonderful recipie, Scotty has a new favorite and I can't wait for Seth and Papi to give them a try! :D

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