Monday, June 29, 2009

Peanut butter cookies

I'm just going to tell the truth: these cookies aren't healthy and they don't have many redeaming qualities. Except they are awesome. The recipe comes courtesy of Canadian Living.

1 cup buter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips (my own reciep tweaking)

Line 2 rimless baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In large bowl, beat butter with peanut butter; beat in granulated and brown sugars.
Beat in eggs, 1 at a time; beat in vanilla.
separate bowl, whisk flour with baking soda; stir into butter mixture until blended.
Roll by rounded 1 tbsp (15 mL) into balls.
Place, 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on prepared pans.
With fork, press to flatten to 1/2-inch (1 cm) thickness.
Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, rotating and switching pans halfway through, until golden on bottoms and edges are darkened, 12 to 15 minutes.
Transfer to racks; let cool.

You can make these ahead of time by storing them in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months. Alternatively you can bake off one batch for now and freeze the remainder of the dough in a log-shape wrapped in plastic wrap. This gives you freshly-made cookies on hand any time you want them...or frozen cookie dough. Use as you see fit!

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