{Recipe Corner} Peanut Butter Cookies

Ti's the season to be baking! Oh how I love this time of year, when the temps have dropped (yes, even in Phoenix!), the holidays are here, and we can finally turn our oven on to warm the home, and make delectable treats!

When I asked my husband what type of cookies I should bake on a lazy Sunday afternoon, he mentioned he was in the mood for Peanut Butter Cookies!  As easy as these are, I had never made Peanut Butter cookies before, and so scrambled to find a simple recipe.

This recipe comes from www.allrecipes.com:

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  1. Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.
  2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Stir into batter. Put batter in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. 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.
Pretty simple, right?  I used my brand new Bar Pan from Pampered Chef, it worked like a dream.  I do have to mention 10 minutes was not enough time.  Each batch really took 11-12 minutes.  At 10 minutes they were still pretty pale and under-cooked.  By the 12th minute they were pretty golden, and the house was smelling divine! 

Next on the baking schedule will be Snicker Doodles, if Peanut Butter cookies don't get tongues wagging, those cinnamon goodies sure will!

Happy Holiday baking, everyone!