Peanut Butter Cookies

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When quiet, slow Sundays roll around, I find myself baking. It’s funny, usually I strongly dislike the kitchen- I am no good at cooking.  But, when it comes to baking treats, I feel inspired. Maybe it’s my mother-in-laws insane baking skills that excite me. (For real, check her out.  Her cookies are amazing!) This weekend I whipped up some peanut butter cookies (that you know will be gone in a few days). Here was the simple recipe, easy enough for a kitchen noob like me:

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of peanut butter (I went crunchy)
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, mix the butter, PB, sugar and eggs (I used a KitchenAid stand mixer), sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together, then add that dry mix in the mixer.
  • Chill the dough in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheets
  • Don’t forget to crosshatch with a fork!
  • Bake for about 8-10 minutes (until golden), place on cooling rack.

Suggested pairings for peanut butter/ peanut butter cookies:

  1. Anything chocolate- I mean, come on, this is the greatest combo since Saturday and Sunday.   Reese’s knows what the heck is up.
  2. Bacon- For you foodies out there, peanut butter & bacon is absolutely delicious (And, a perfect excuse to eat these cookies for breakfast). Also, is there anything bacon doesn’t go with?
  3. Nutella- Like bacon, you could lather just about anything in Nutella and I’d likely love it…these cookies included.
  4. Pretzels- Pretzels and peanut-butter are one of our favorite late night snacks.  Do it.  You won’t regret it.
  5. Riesling- I am not sure if this is an official wine pairing to peanut butter, nor am I any sort of a sommelier, but they tasted really great together, so I thought ya’ll deserve to know.

Hope you enjoy these cookies on a fall day with the people you love.  Cheers, friends.

Kelly

Dillon & Kelly

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