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National Peanut Butter Cookies Day

While I was checking my facebook this morning, Brew-N-Bake (a local resturant that I just LOVE) was informing everyone that is was National Peanut Butter Cookie Day.

I swear, I must have looked like a kid in a candy store. My taste buds went crazy and I knew I must make some peanut butter cookies.

I have always loved the cute little food days, but have always missed them. I would have cooked it, had it planned for another day, or didn’t know how to cook it. But, not today! My kitchen and I had ourselves a date. :-)

Now, I like chewy peanut butter cookies. Crunchy cookies just don’t wow me. Most recipes you find give you the traditional peanut butter cookie. So, the search began. I soon came upon another blogger’s website and knew her recipe was the one. I swear, she knew exactly what kind of peanut butter cookie I wanted.

 

 

Soft & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

From your Everyday Home Cook

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter (CRUNCHY IS THE BEST! :) I also used Krema Peanut Butter Natural Crunchy)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 egg (AT ROOM TEMP! Alicia even states that all the ingredients should be room temp., which is a great tip!)
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (I used King Arthur’s Whole Wheat.)
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat together butter and peanut butter until well combined.  Add sugars and beat until fluffy.  Add egg, milk, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.  Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix just until blended.  Roll balls of dough in white sugar before placing on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes.  Do not over bake.  Let cookies cool on baking sheet for at least 3 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.  Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

 

These cookies turned out just like she said. They where soft and full of flavor. I honestly, saved this recipe right after. This is the best peanut butter cookie recipe, ever!  Oh, I almost forgot, they are best after they have rested for 3-5 minutes. After they cool, the flavor is even more powerful.

Now, it’s your turn. Go enjoy National Peanut Butter Cookie Day! :) Go, bake!

Don’t forget the cup of milk to go with it. <3

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Thank you Alicia!! :)

 

 

Alicia’s Recipe & Blog: http://www.everydayhomecook.com/2011/08/soft-chewy-peanut-butter-cookies/

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