Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Peanut Butter Cookies

From my Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Recipe Booklet

Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup peanut butter
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
• 1/2 cup granulated sugar
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 egg
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:
• Place peanut butter and butter in mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer. Turn to speed 6 and beat about 1 minute, or until mixture is smooth. Stop and scrape bowl. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla. Turn to speed 4 and beat about 1 minute. Stop and scrape bowl.
• Turn to STIR speed. Gradually add all remaining ingredients to sugar mixture and mix about 30 seconds. Turn to speed 2 and mix about 30 seconds.
• Roll dough into 1" balls. Place about 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets. Press flat with fork in a criss-cross pattern to a 1/4" thickness.
• Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.
• Yield: 36 cookies

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