Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies and A Friend's Giveaway

Annesta, these are for you :o)!

Peanut butter cookies has to be one of my all time favorite cookies to make (and eat!!). I had a sure fire recipe that worked every time even when I used whole wheat flour, but the book it was in  met an untimely demise this summer. I have been scouring the thrift stores even since in the hope of finding it again. I used to see it regularly, but now that I want it, I can't find it :o(.

Soooo, off to trusty allrecipes again, and I found one almost exactly like my favorite!

Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup butter or margerine
1 cup (crunchy) peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Optional: 1 cup chopped peanuts, or your choice of flavoured chips -- chocolate, peanut butter, white, etc.

Cream together butters and sugars. Beat in eggs. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and stir into batter.. Stir in choc. chips, chopped peanuts etc. Refrigerate for one hour (I don't actually do this though, but it likely makes for more workable cookies).

Roll into one inch balls and place on cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork in a crisscross pattern. Bake at 375F for about ten minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Do not over bake as they will become dried out. Serve with your favorite hot or cold drink! Yummo!!

Now for the GIVEAWAY! My sweet and super talented friend Heather at A Journey in Grace  is going to be opening her Etsy shop very soon! In anticipation of the exciting step, she is having an apron giveaway! This is a great thing for me as I am a very messy cook and baker. I love wearing an apron simply so I'm not wiping my hands on my pants. Besides aprons are just cool!! Check out Heather's! It's an adorable print in fabulous colours! While you're there, enter her giveaway! You never know, you just might be the winner! Oh and stop by her new blog here and say, "hello". It's going to have many things etsy on it, I'm sure!

****** Heather has the giveaway posted at her new blog, Big Dreams Little House now!

12 comments:

  1. YUMMMY!!!

    I think I might have to do some baking this afternoon!

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  2. Yum, these sound really good. I hope you guys enjoy them!

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  3. Thank you so much for posting this recipe, Deborah. How do you think those new pretzel m & m's would taste in these cookies? Think I am going to give this a try!
    Anytime you want to come to Houston with your sweet hubby, I will entertain you while he is working. We can drink lots of yummy coffee or tea and enjoy lots of long talks.
    Just come on!!
    grace to you
    ~a

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  4. Oh YUM!!! If I hadn't cooked a turkey today I'd probably run down to do some baking ;D

    And thanks also for the Swiss Chard chips recipe.

    Julie

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  5. Hello dear Deborah!
    Yum! What is the name of the lost cookbook?
    I wish I had a cookie to eat right now.
    I need a new apron, too. I'm making one soon. I will. I need it.

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  6. OK, while I may not want to try swiss chard chips, I am a devoted peanutbutter cookie fan. Unfortunately, I also am a peanutbutter cookie batter eater, so my batches always run many cookies shorter than they should.

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  7. This looks super yummy. Ever have anyone you know try this at high altitude? I have the darndest time making good cookies at my mile high altitude. . .I did find a high altitude c-chip cookie recipe on allrecipes.com that works, but I'd love to find a peanut butter one.

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  8. This looks so good! I am an avid baker (and eater of cookie dough) and love trying new cookie recipes. Thanks for posting this! And you you for your comment on my blog. :)

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  9. Having fun catching up on your blog again - I feel like I'm always reading it in spurts! It's been so fun to follow your adoption journey and to pray for your family through transitions. How I would love to sit and visit with you and help you eat those cookies with a cup of coffee in hand :-)

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  10. Hey sweet friend!
    I just made these and I added the new m&m pretzel to the dough. I'll let you know what my family thinks. They haven't come out of the oven yet but they look pretty! And, I was patient enough to leave them in the fridge for an hour!
    ~a

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  11. oops Deborah I think you missed the post where I moved the blog the giveway is moved over onto my new blog....Sorry for the confusion ....Come visit me over there ;D ~my kids have been begging for pb cookies thanks for sharing ~happy thanksgiving ~Love Heather
    http://bigdreamslittlehouse.blogspot.com/

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  12. Hey Deborah,

    Have you had a good Canadian Thanksgiving? Haven't seen any posts for a few days - hoping you're well :D

    Julie

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