5.16.2012

The George Clooney of Peanut Butter Cookies

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Why George Clooney because they are dreamy, because they are smooth and because they are the same shade of tan.
Correct me if I am wrong but I have not posted a peanut butter cookie yet on this blog?! How can that be, it is a classic cookie just like sugar cookies or chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal raisin. Well that all changes today! Actually you will get the original version and then a variation of chocolate chips thrown in there, has do you like them cookies?

My personal preference for cookies is chewy, chewy, chewy. There is a peanut butter cookie recipe that calls for just three ingredients, three ingredients and you have cookies made! However, this is no such recipe because that three ingredient recipe is not chewy.
This recipe is and you will love it.

First, gather together your ingredients.
1/2 cup butter, softened, 1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth is fine), 3/4 cup white sugar, 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
*side note, I didn't have any brown sugar in my cupboard and didn't have time to run to the store so I used all white sugar and they still turned out wonderful.

 
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. 
In your mixing bowl, cream together the peanut butter and softened butter.



When the two ingredients are mixed up, all smooth and creamy, add in both sugars and mix until the ingredients are fluffy.

Next, add the egg, milk and vanilla extract and mix until these wet ingredients are smooth and creamy.



Now, add in the flour, the baking soda and baking powder. Then mix, mix, mix until all the ingredients are completely incorporated.

Here is where the variation by adding in chocolate chips can occur. I divided up half of the dough, scooped it out of the mixing bowl and then added 1 cup of chocolate chips to the dough left in the bowl.


Roll the dough whether plain or with chocolate chips into 1 inch balls and then roll the balls in white sugar before you place them on the greased cookie sheet.


 Place the balls about 2 inches apart, they will spread while baking but won't completely flatten out. 

Some peanut butter cookies have that signature criss-cross imprint on the top but these cookies don't have those, when baking they will naturally flatten out a little.
Bake the cookies in the oven for 10-12 minutes and when theya re baked take the sheets out of the oven. Let the cookies rest for 3 minutes before you remove them from the baking sheet. After 3 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack.


 Then serve, eat and enjoy with a tall glass of milk (or soy milk!).

26 comments:

  1. Peanut Butter cookies are my favorite and I need cookies for Friday!! May just have to try these out if I have time.

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  2. Mmmmmmm.... that looks and sounds delicious! I'll have to check that out soon!

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  3. Ooo that sounds really good! I'd take them in a minute!

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  4. YUM - can you pass some of those through the computer!? :)

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  5. Yum - also, love the George Clooney comparison (it makes them even more appealing)!

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  6. Hahaha " because they are the same shade of tan". That's hilarious. I love it =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  7. Best cookie name ever! I do love me some george clooney and peanut butter cookies so I better try these out! Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Ummmmmmm yeah...You pretty much had me at Clooney!

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  9. Peanut butter cookies are my favorite!! I will have to try the Clooney of them ASAP!

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  10. PB cookies are my ABSOLUTELY favorite cookie of all time! My grandma use to make the best PB cookies ever. Boy do I miss those. I will definately have to give this recipe a try pronto!

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  11. These look like the George Clooney of cookies! I need to see if I have all these ingredients to make them tonight! (Pinning this!)

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  12. Love this post title and I'll have to try these out!

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  13. In my opinion chocolate + pb = best combination ever! looks so yummy!

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  14. You are the queen of desserts! Looks delicious!

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  15. OMG! I would die for one of these cookies right now. PB ones are so good! I'm pinning this recipe!

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  16. I think these are more appealing than Mr. Clooney! YUM!

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  17. Oh yum!!! I love PB cookies.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow. Those look good! And I'm not even a huge PB fan! Randy is a huge PB fan though. This recipe is on my list! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. haha way to make peanut butter cookies irresistible. This look amazing!

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  20. Yum, yum, yum! I absolutely love peanut butter...and when you add chocolate chips you can't go wrong!

    (Did you know that if you ever run out of brown sugar you can make your own by mixing white granulated sugar with molasses? It's that simple!)

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