Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Peanut Butter Cookies

Ali making peanut butter cookies for Nic on a first day of school, ca. 1992
Not a family original - this one from Joy of Cooking.

1⁄3 cup softened unsalted butter
1⁄2 cup sugar
1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter (smooth or chunky)1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla

1 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream the butters, sugars, eggs and vanilla, blend the flour and soad and mix all together.  Shape into 1-inch balls and arrange about 2 inches apart on parchment lined or lightly greased cookie sheets. Press flat with a fork in two directions. Bake at 375 10-12 minutes.

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