Friday, July 22, 2011

Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Cookies

I know, I know. This is a quilting blog. But you know what? These cookies were just too good to not share with you all. I mean that would just be rude not to, right?

Sometimes I feel like I'm married to a four (and a half) year old. I know a lot of you girls out there agree that sometimes you have one extra kid around. Mine is also a peanut butter whore addict. So if I ever mention anything to him about making cookies other than peanut butter, I get this look:

(Actually I get this look A LOT, for various reasons)

So even though it's about 25, ooo degrees in my house, (basement, no AC!) I decided to make some peanut butter cookies. I have had this recipe kicking around in my recipe book for a while and never fails me. Always turns out delicious.

Chewy Gooey Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1 cup (two sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup peanut butter (I used the extra crunchy kind)
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TBSP vanilla (trust me, it makes all the difference)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup peanut butter chips (Or use chocolate, whatever mood you're in!)
Combine butter, sugars, and egg with electric mixer. Mix until smooth. Add peanut butter, mix again. Add remaining ingredients except flour and chips and mix once more. Add last two, and mix until smooth and all lumps from sugars are worked out.

Put the mixture in the fridge for 20 minutes to set. Preheat your oven while the dough is in the fridge to 325. Remove dough from fridge and roll into balls and place 1'' apart on an un-greased cookie sheet.

(My cookie sheet looks awful, but it's clean, I promise!)

Using a fork dipped in a little water, flatted the cookie balls with a fork, criss-crossing the tines on the top to make a pattern.

Bake at 325 F for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are just barely set. Remove from oven and let the cookies cool on the tray for 3-5 minutes before removing them and placing on a wire rack to finish cooling.

Makes about 40 cookies.

This recipe also got rid of the sad face and instead got me this one:

(Totally worth the extra heat in my kitchen for this face! :-)

I also wish I could take a picture of how awesome my house smells right now, but alas, I get to keep that pleasure all to myself! Enjoy your cookies with some nice cold milk!


Kelly said...

Those look yummy. I love your husband's expressions as well! Too funny.

Stuff and Nonsense said...

love the before and after 'looks'...these look absolutely fabulous...thanks for linking up to fridays unfolded!


Molly B said...

your post made me laugh out loud! plus hungry for those cookies : )

L.A. said...

These look delish. I Can't wait to try them!

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

LOL! Love the pictures! Too funny! I can totally relate tho! The hubs LOVES him some peanut butter cookies too ;) THANK YOU for sharing and linking up to “Strut Your Stuff Sunday” on our blog!! We appreciate it! :)


Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Peanut butter cookies are always a winner. They look so yummy and perfect with a glass of cold milk. I host a recipe swap every week and I'd love for you to come by and show off a recipe or two. Have a blessed day :)

Jill said...

Looks like those cookies were a winner!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

LrSchwtz said...

Yummers, I can't wait to try this recipe. I absolutely LOVE peanut butter! Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Grandma Bonnie said...

MMM gooey! That must be one tasty cookie.
Thanks for the recipe.
New follower from Savory Sunday.

Amber @ Quilted Euphoria said...

Thanks so much for the stop by. And thanks for following me! I'll be sure to check out your spaces as well! :-)

marda@ said...

Thank you for sharing .I will try it...mmm yummy...
Btw now I'm your follower too...:))

Something Swanky said...

These look delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

{Sweet Treats Thursday} thu-sun

dannette said...

I am so going to make those right now, Yummy!! Thanks for the recipe! Hugs & Smiles, Dannette

Katie said...

MMM these look soo good and they remind me of the ones my mom used to make when I was little. I am definitely going to have to try these.

I would love for you to come share at my Linky Party!

{nifty thrifty things} said...

Hmm.. These look delicious!!
Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!! I would love it if you joined me again tomorrow! :)

sheryl said...

Thank You So MUCH for joining me last week for Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you will come back tomorrow and share more of your recipes with us.
I hope to see you there!

fagandesign said...

mmmm! These were delicious! I have a smiling husband now too! Thank you!