Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

Here is a little yummy recipe to try at home, when the snow is falling, and the kids are screaming "I'm Bored!". This will make it all better. (Bonus yummy: add eggnog and a warm fire, cuddle under a blanket and watch a family friendly movie together!)

Makes: about 4 dozen

Bake time: 11 minutes

Prep time: 20 minutes


3-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup red and green M&M's
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Blend flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
2. Beat butter and peanut butter in large bowl until creamy. Beat in sugars until fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Add vanilla.
3. On low speed, beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup warm water. Fold in M&M's and nuts.
4. Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with your hand to form a 2-inch round.
5. Bake at 375°F for 11 minutes or until set. Cool on wire rack.

Nutrition facts per serving:Servings Per Recipe about 4 dozen Calories 129 Total Fat (g) 6 Saturated Fat (g) 2 Cholesterol (mg) 15 Sodium (mg) 52 Carbohydrate (g) 18 Fiber (g) 1 Protein (g) 3 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet



Cascia said...

They look good! I might have to try this one. Thank you for sharing.