Saturday, March 23, 2013
Gregg's Birthday Peanut Butter Cookies - Shhhh. It's a Surprise!
I know this might be heresy, but I also don't like peanut butter cake. I think it's because the only peanut butter cake I've ever had was prepared as though it was Texas sheet cake and I don't like that style of cake. I digress.
Monday is Gregg's birthday. Gregg is a good guy. He's one of my best friends. Peanut butter cookies are his favorite. How could I deny a face like that?
Gregg's Birthday Peanut Butter Cookies
1/2 cup butter, room temp
1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2.5 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat overn to 375F. Cream together butter, shortening, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until well combined. Sift together flour, soda, and salt. Add in thirds to the sugar mixture. Roll into 1" balls and place on a baking sheet. (I use a silicone mat.) Squash cookies slightly with the back of a fork and make the cross marks. Bake 8-10 minutes. Don't overcook. Allow to cool on the baking sheets for at least 2 minutes to set. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.