- Thank God this recipe makes 6 dozen because I cannot stop eating them. Neither can my husband or new, not-so-temporary houseguest, my big brother. The dog also seems desperate to get her paws on them. I had hoped to send some to work with my husband but at this rate, there won’t be enough left.
- These are a really great cookie to make for the Peanut Butter to your Jelly. And if you don’t have a peanut butter but you do have an extra jar of peanut butter, then make these cookies anyway — for yourself, your friends, co-workers or your neighbors. Maybe Granny realized that this day isn’t just for couples, but for anyone who might also just be in need of a cookie.
- One Final Thought – I want to give a shout out to my friend Katie at True North Studios in Charlotte for taking these great pictures. Check her out on Instagram at @truenorth.studio!
These traditional Peanut Butter Cookies really can't be beat! Made from scratch, they make 6 dozen and are a perfect cookie for your Valentine.
- 2 1/2 c unsifted flour
- 1 c creamy or chunky peanut butter (I used creamy)
- 1 t baking powder
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 c margarine
- 1 c sugar
- 1 c firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 t vanilla
Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In large bowl with mixer at medium speed beat margarine, and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in sugars until blended, then eggs and vanilla.
Add flour mixture and beat until well blended. If necessary, chill dough.
Shape into 1 inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten with a fork dipped in colored sugar.
Bake in 350 degree oven until lightly browned (about 10 minutes). Remove from sheets and cool on a rack.