Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies

Brian and I are enjoying a terrific day off as I speak.  The weather outside is bright and joyful, and so are our spirits.  We really needed a day together to unwind a bit.  Finding ourselves with more free time than usual and a kitchen stocked full of things we've been without for a while, we decided to bake some cookies.  Well, I decided to bake some cookies and Brian lovingly offered to help.  And I know he's only doing it out of love because he's not much of a cookie person.  To make it worse for him, the cookies were peanut butter, and he hates peanut butter.

For the record, I love peanut butter.  Funnily enough, when Brian's ex-boyfriend broke up with him, he said, "We're just so different.  I mean, I love peanut butter and you don't."  Brian was a little worried at first when he found out how I obsess over peanut butter, but I assured him I would never end our relationship for something so silly as that.  Actually, I'm glad he doesn't like it, because it leaves more peanut butter for me!

So I'd like to share the recipe that we made today.  It's the same recipe that my mom has used for as long as I can remember.  I've always loved her peanut butter cookies and I hope you do too!

Mom's Peanut Butter Cookies

3/4 cup margarine, melted (we use butter a lot, but the recipe says margarine, you decide)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (we tried crunchy once, but it was weird)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 cups flour
Sprinkle of salt (that was never in the original recipe, but Brian insists that all cookies need a pinch of salt)

In a bowl, mix together the first three ingredients.

Then beat in the egg and lastly stir in the flour and a pinch of salt.

Shape dough into balls and place onto lightly greased cookie sheet.

Press with fork in criss-cross design (which apparently began as a way to alert people with peanut allergies, now it just looks pretty).

Bake them in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes (we actually do ours for about 7 minutes, but all ovens vary).

If you like to cook, Brian has a really awesome blog of his own, so check it out: http://keslerskitchen.blogspot.com/


Miss Kayla said...

OoOoO thanks for sharing, I always loved it when you brought these to B B dub!

sandra said...

i made these and they were so delicious! thanks for posting the recipe!


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