Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Peanut Butter Cookies

Tim's request for "peanut butter cookies with the fork marks"
A recipe found in Joy of Cooking, a gift from my friend Jaime

  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1.25 teaspoons baking powder
  • .5 teaspoon baking soda
  • .25 teaspoon salt
  • .25 cup vegetable oil
  • 2/3 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1.5 sticks softened butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2.5 teaspoons vanilla

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease cookie sheets.

  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Beat oil, peanut butter, butter, powdered sugar, and brown sugar on medium speed until very fluffy and well blended.

  4. Add egg, extra yolk, and vanilla, and beat until well combined.

  5. Stir in flour mixture until well blended and smooth. Let the dough stand for about 5 minutes to firm slightly.

  6. Pull of pieces of the dough and roll into generous 1-inch balls. Space about 2-inches apart on the sheet. Using the tines of a fork, form a crosshatch pattern and press each ball into a 1.5-inch round.

  7. Bake, 1-sheet at a time, until the cookies are just tinged with brown at the edges, 9-12 minutes; rotate the sheet halfway through baking for even browning.

  8. Remove the sheet to a rack and let stand until the cookies firm slightly. Transfer the cookies to racks to cool.
Notes: These are buttery/crunchy, not chewy.

Suggested beverage: cold milk

Tim's Rating: 9/10
Liz's Rating: 9/10

1 comment:

Jaime said...

I'm Jaime. The book was from me! :)