Sunday, March 27, 2011

Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

I took the recipe from the Kraft Light Smooth peanut butter jar (1 cup peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 egg) and changed it slightly. After I put their ingredients together there was no way I was going to be able to roll balls. It was too wet.



28 cookies

Ingredients
1 cup light smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup flour, sifted
1/4 teaspoon baking soda (sifted with flour)
Extra sugar for pressing

Directions
Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix all ingredients together until they form a dough. Roll approximately 28 balls and place them at least 1" apart on 2 ungreased cookie sheets. Use a fork dipped in granulated sugar to press the cookies down slightly. Then press again in the opposite direction to create a pattern.

Bake on the middle rack for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden on the bottom. Cool on cookie sheets for a few minutes then transfer to wire racks and cool completely. Store in an airtight container for several days (if they last more than 5 hours that is).

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Tip: Normally I wouldn't dream of baking anything on a cookie sheet without parchment paper, but the peanut butter is oily enough that you really don't need to prepare the pans in any way. I used a cocktail fork that only had 2 prongs on it, but you could use a regular fork.


- Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookiesv-

2 comments:

  1. GREAT Cookie Jen!! I finally made them. I used Jiffy creamy and Jiffy extra chunky. 1/2 c. each. They turned out great. I think I will omit the outer sugar and maybe even the sugar in the mix to see how they do....not overly sweet, but have a diabetic in the house with a sweet tooth. FAST to prepare and nice small batch so 1/2 the day isn't spent on baking. Love that it is kid friendly too. They had a lot of fun helping. And you are right - I don't see them making it 5 hrs to store. Thanks hun!! Gwen B. & kids

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  2. I'm glad you liked them Gwen. You could probably use this recipe to make the peanut butter kiss cookies. You know the one with the Hershey's Kiss in the middle? Yum!!

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