Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Peanut Butter Cookies



I've been making peanut butter cookies since I was a kid, but today, in honor of Valentine's Day, and because they are my husband's favorite cookie, I decided to make some to hide in his lunch for work. I made my good ol' stand-bye peanut butter cookie recipe, chilled the dough and rolled it out like you would a sugar cookie. I then cut out the cookies using a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

But, just in case you don't have a good peanut butter cookie recipe, here's our favorite.

Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix the butter, peanut butter, sugars, and egg until creamy. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and add to the peanut butter mixture a little at a time until it is all incorporated and mixed together. Chill the dough for about an hour or so. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll into balls the size of a large walnut and place 3 inches apart on a cookie sheet. Flatten with a fork dipped in flour and make a criss-cross design. Bake until set but not hard about 8 to 10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.

I'm linking up with Sweets for a Saturday.

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7 comments:

Christine said...

Hi Darcy!
I totally forgot about your Kitchen Blog!
It was great to hear from you!
I'm going to follow you from this site.

PS Those Peanut Butter cookies look yummy!

Rhonda said...

Hi Darcy, nice to hear from you!

Mom said...

You are such a good wife, I'm so proud of you.

Lisa said...

What a cute idea to make them into heart shapes. Peanut butter cookies are always delicious. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-5.html

Lynn said...

These are so cute, DarcyLee. Great idea to use the cookie cutters for 'em :)

Meaghan Luby said...

these are SO great! what a valentine treat! glad to have found your blog!
-meg
@ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com
@ http://www.myscribblednotebook.blogspot.com

Goddess of Baking said...

So cute and yummy! Love it!