Saturday, February 18, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

Delicious chewy PB cookies that make me feel like I am in America again. Recipe coming from a great cookbook I received from Cara before I left MS.

Ingredients (for about 5 dozen cookies):
355g of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder (=levure)
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda (=bicarbonate de soude)
1/2 teaspoon of salt
115g of butter
115g of vegetable shortening (=graisse végétale)
170g of brown sugar
200g of sugar
2 eggs
175g of peanut butter

Preheat the oven to 180°C (=350°F).

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and set aside.
Cream the butter, shortening and both sugars in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the peanut butter.
Add the reserved flour mixture by the cupful, beating at low speed to mix well.

Shape the dough into little balls and place on ungreased baking sheets about 5cm apart. Press each cookie twice in each direction with the back of a fork to make a crosshatch design and to flatten it.
Bake in the center of the oven until golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Bring it out of the oven and put the cookies on a rack to cool.
Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Enjoy! :)

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