Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Peanut Butter #CrissCross# Cookies

Simple goodness, it doesn't have to be fancy to be good. Grandmas all over the world know this, that's why we have our pantry stocked with Jello and graham crackers and popcorn! Summer is here and EZ-cooking mode has been adopted. Meat is grilled, sides are salad, baked potato or corn on the cob and Life.Is.Good.

Peanut Butter #Crisscross# Cookies
1 stick of butter (8 Tablespoons), room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 350. . 

Cream together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla then stir in the eggs and peanut butter. Stir in the flour, baking soda and salt until blended (I use a dinner knife like Grandma did to stir up cookie or bread dough, it's the secret to not over mixing). 

Drop by tablespoon-sized balls onto a cookie sheet that's been sprayed with Pam or lined with a Silpat, 2 inches apart. Press the balls with a fork making a crisscross pattern. Bake for 8-10 minutes then cool on a rack for at least 10 minutes, trying your best not to eat them and burn your tongue!  Makes about 2 dozen cookies, but if you plan to give these as a gift you'd better make a double batch to allow for "snitching!"

Note:If you want to be really bad, add 1 cup of chocolate chips for a peanut butter and chocolate cookie!


  1. I haven't made peanut butter cookies for years. I will have to do that with my grands this summer. I used to have a cake server when used to press down the cookie would leave an indent like a smiling face. Wonder if I still have it!!

  2. One of my all time favorites!


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