I am working on a group project and promised my team members that I would bring some cookies to our next meeting. Do you think that the guys will like these peanut butter cookies? Hope so! I gave some to Doug's family too and they seemed to like them. There is nothing wrong with a classic peanut butter cookie in my book! Hope everyone has a ghoulish weekend! Enjoy.
Couldn't help but share a picture of our ring bearer, Evan. Isn't he the cutest?
Peanut Butter Cookies
(Recipe from Dorie Greenspan via Valerie)
Yield: 4 Dozen
2 1/2 C. Flour
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Salt
Pinch of Nutmeg
2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, room temperature
1 C. Creamy Peanut Butter (chunky is fine too)
1 C. Packed Light Brown Sugar
3/4 C. Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 C. Salted Peanuts, chopped (optional; I omitted)
Extra 1/2 C. of Sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Add the peanut butter; beat for another minute. Next, add the sugars; beat for 3 more minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat for a minute after each addition. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl with a spatula. On low speed, add the dry ingredients, mixing only until it is just combined. At this time, mix in the chopped peanuts if you are using them. Pour 1/2 C. of the rolling sugar into a large shallow bowl. Roll a tablespoon of dough into a ball (using your hands), then roll them in the sugar to coat. (If dough is too sticky, place the bowl of dough in the fridge for a while). Next, place the sugared dough balls on the baking sheets, leaving space between each cookie. To make the imprints, use a fork and press down on top of the sugar crusted cookies. Bake for about 10 minutes. When done, the cookies will still be somewhat pale in color.