For Valentine's Day I decided to make peanut butter cookies for my boyfriend. He had to work at the fire station so I made them during the day and surprised him the next morning. You see I hate peanut butter, like a lot. The smell makes me sick. But it was Valentine's so I lived through it.
I found this recipe on Annie's Eats and I knew he would love them. From what he tells me these cookies were really soft and chewy with a nice peanut butter taste but overly peanut buttery! If you like peanut butter I bet these would be a hit. He took them to the station yesterday to share and the platter came home empty so I guess that was a good sign they were good.
Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies from Annie's Eats
3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
4 tbsp unsalted butter at room temp
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup honey
2 large eggs
Sugar, or sanding sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Whisk together and set aside. In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together shortening, butter, peanut butter and honey.
Mix in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With the mixer on low, slowly add in the dry ingedients to the peanut butter mixture and beat just until incorporated.
Roll the dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and roll each ball into sugar. Place the dough balls on ungreased baking sheet, a couple inches apart. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden.
Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheets for 5-10 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
You will not be sorry if you try these! I heard they were really delicious!