Monday, February 15, 2010

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

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!
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  1. making peanut butter cookies even though you can't stand peanut butter? that's true love.

  2. I'm sad for you that you can't stand peanut butter!! :) I like that these are chewy because usually peanut butter cookies are more crumbly. I'm going to print this recipe right now.

  3. There is nothing more comforting that a chewy peanut butter cookie. YUM!

  4. Popped in to say hi! I love chewy PB cookies...I must try these!

  5. They look great and I am sure that they tasted great too!

  6. You hate peanut butter??? How can that be??? How about peanut butter and chocolate? You know... "2 great tastes that taste great together?" (Are you too young to remember that Reese's commercial?) You are a sweet lady to make cookies even when you don't like them yourself. I bet he loved them!

    I'm passing a blog award along to you. ;) Stop by my blog to find out about it.


  7. That is sweet of you to bake him some PB cookies when you loathe PB. I'm not particularly fond of PB on it's own but am okay with it, especially if you throw in some chocolate.

  8. I have peani=ut butter cookies on my list to make next week.

  9. Did you wear a clithespin on your nose? ha ha! THe things you do in the name of love.

    I like my PB cookies chewy so I'll have to try these!