Sunday, September 11, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

I made some peanut butter cookies for the freezer this afternoon.  Of course I baked a few for dessert tonight.  Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees.


1 cup hard margarine or butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup of brown sugar
2 eggs
1 cup of peanut butter
2 to 2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt

Start by creaming margarine with the 2 sugars and then the eggs.  After that mix in the peanut butter.

Sift the dry ingredients together (although I admit I just toss it all into the Kitchenaid mixer - too lazy to sift!) and add to wet ingredients.  You might want to start with 2 cups of flour and then add more if the dough is too soft.  You can drop spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake 12 to 15 minutes. You can also refrigerate the dough until it stiffens a bit and make rolls for the freezer (I did this too).  Then you can slice rounds right from the freezer and bake them off whenever you need a treat.
It's nice to have these in the freezer for a quick dessert...

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