We have been enjoying beautiful weather this weekend and I've been taking full advantage! I know that winter isn't over, but it sure felt like it is the past couple of days.
You may have noticed, I've got a new garden citizen...a Valentine gift from my sweet hubby. He really doesn't look like he's planning on helping much with the gardening chores! Geaux Saints!
So, all the sunshine this weekend made me work up an appetite and I felt like baking cookies. I've had my eye on a recipe from "Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters" and decided today was the day. Nell's Wonderful Peanut Butter Cookies did not disappoint. They are the kind of cookies I should definitely not bake often, but they are worthy of making over and over again.
Nell's Wonderful Peanut Butter Cookies
From 'Heirloom Baking with the Brass Sisters"
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter (I used margarine with success)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup broken salted peanuts (add 1/4 tsp salt if you use unsalted)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips (I used more)
Sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar and peanut butter. Add egg and mix thoroughly. Add sifted ingredients. Fold in peanuts and chocolate chips. Chill dough for 1/2-1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Roll dough into balls lightly flouring hands if necessary ( I didn't have a problem without flour). Place balls 2 inches apart on greased foil or silicone mat lined baking sheet. Flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in flour. Bake 12 minutes or until golden brown (Mine went 14 mins). Cool on rack. Makes 40 cookies.
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