Sunday, October 05, 2008

Peanut Butter Cookies ala Magnolia Bakery

I started a new rotation on Wednesday and have been quite busy since then. Tomorrow is my first day off! This morning my alarm didn't go off and I was 45 minutes later than I wanted to be...AH! Good thing it wasn't a weekday or else I would have been late. Let me just say one thing...PLEASE, don't feed your 2 month old french fries...formula or milk ONLY! Yes...I know! Now to the cookies. I made these pretty soon after I got back from NYC. I figured they would be a good tribute to my wonderful trip. I have a pretty standard peanut butter cookie recipe but these turned out to be very good. They have the added element of chocolate chips, if you like. I found the recipe at Smitten Kitchen. Enjoy!

Magnolia Bakery Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup peanut butter at room temperature
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon (for sprinkling) sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg, at room temperature
1 tablespoon milk (I omitted b/c I used margarine)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, the baking soda, the baking powder, and the salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, beat the butter and the peanut butter together until fluffy. Add the sugars and beat until smooth. Add the egg and mix well. Add the milk and the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat thoroughly. Stir in the peanut butter chips. Place sprinkling sugar on a plate. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into the sugar, then onto ungreased cookie sheets, leaving several inches between for expansion. Using a fork, lightly indent with a crissscross pattern (I like using sugar to keep the fork from sticking), but do not overly flatten cookies. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cookies may appear to be underdone, but they are not.

Cool the cookies on the sheets for 1 minute, then remove to a rack to cool completely.

12 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

I'm in love with this cookie recipe...and I'm even more in love with the scripture! That's one of my favorite Jesus quotes!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Seriously? Someone gave french fries to a new baby? That's just sad.

Those cookies look fabulous- Zander loves PB cookies, so I may have to give these ones a try for him.

Jane said...

3 things:

I LOVE Matt. 11:28.

These cookies look so good!

I can't even imagine that someone would give a 2 month old french fries! Oh my goodness!

Claire said...

Darius - They are all pretty good!

Erika - Yep! French FRIES! I hope Zander likes these. They are pretty good.

Jane - Yes! Thanks! And, oh my word, yes! WHY? We can't even figure out how...I mean, did she squeeze out the mashed up potato?

Ron Merlin said...

May I be so bold as to suggest you might try and like this recipe for peanut butter cookies from my blog.....

http://themerlinmenu.blogspot.com/2008/06/recipe-world-class-peanut-butter.html

I like it because it's so few ingredients, and the cookie just "melts" in your mouth....

Ron Merlin

Abby said...

Hey! I have that same scripture picture! ;-) Those look yummy!

Cate said...

French fries?! Are people insane? The cookies on the other hand? Totally making those.

Red Dirt Mummy said...

These look great - what's not to like about peanut butter and chocolate?

And french fries? For a baby? Some people are just plain dumb.

Elle said...

Peanut butter cookies with choc. chips! super!! Hope your work is going well. Have you come across the kid with the crayon up his/her nose yet? :)

Jude said...

Nice recipe. A few handfuls of chocolate chips can't go wrong can it? :)

Jaime said...

those look delicious. my favorite pb cookie is in the one in my blog - stuffed with snickers :)

Katrina said...

Yum to the pb cookie! I haven't tried that recipe and should--I'm heading to NY in two weeks!