Friday, January 15, 2010


Who doesn't love cookies?? The Following recipes are both classics, but with a little lora dever tweak here and there.

Joy of Cooking Peanut Butter:
Preheat to 375 degrees

Whisk in small bowl:

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

Beat in Bowl:
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup DARK brown sugar (I like to go for "good measure" on this one...)
pinch of salt (personally, I think this is key)

Mix in:
1 large egg
1 cup peanut butter- I'm generous - I like Skippy natural creamy, add in more based on taste
1/2 tsp vanilla- again, splashy splashy

Stir flour mixture into batter, beating as you go. The batter will turn into little dough droplets almost, very crumbly. Shape into 1-inch balls, flatten with a fork. Bake approx. 10 minutes~~!


This is the ultimate classic, right off the bag, with one small difference, thanks to my Grammy Alice. We couldn't quite figure out her secret, and she didn't know what it was, but I finally pegged it down. It's the brown sugar- use Dark brown, instead of regular.

2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter (2 sticks)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla (again, I eyeball this and go a little heavy)
2 large eggs
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate morsels

Preheat to 375

combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
Beat butter, sugar, vanilla until creamy, then add eggs. Gradually add in flour, and then chocolate. Drop on a cookie sheet, bake 9-11 min, or until golden brown.

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