Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Is It Any Wonder I Have to Exercise?

I keep trying recipes like this one for Big and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies by The Farm Chicks that I found at Farenheit 350. Like everyone seems to do, Kitty made her own modifications to the original recipe and I agreed with some and disagreed with others, so I've modified it a little bit more. I've posted the original Farm Chicks recipe along with the modifications I made. This is the BEST EVER PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE RECIPE! Seriously...you must try this recipe...it is completely worth every minute I spend on the exercise bike (and not all recipes are). My neighbors agreed that this made a really good cookie...just one (big) cookie is all you even want...it is that satisfying. Try it yourself, you won't be disappointed.

Big and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies by the Farm Chicks
From: Kitty at Farenheit 350

Preheat oven to 350.

Cream together:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup crunch peanut butter (we used creamy...it was what we had)
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup peanuts (we didn't have any peanuts, so these were left out)

Add in:
2 eggs
2 teaspoons of vanilla (oops! we used 1 tablespoon)
Whip together until light and fluffy.

Stir in:
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda

Drop 1/4 cup size spoonfuls (I used my trusty scooper) onto a cookie sheet and use a fork to press the cross-hatch pattern on the top of the cookies (if you have trouble with the cookie dough sticking to the fork, just dip the tines in flour). Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool and serve.

Now I'm wondering how awesome these would be if I dipped half in melted chocolate and let it cool/harden before serving. Doesn't that sound fantastic?


Andrea said...

Yummy...I am on my way over to gather up the crumbs.
Blessings, andrea

Darla said...

You certainly made me want to put my cabbage down and go bake cookies...uh wait, I have to make homemade fresh pear pies today!! Love them too!

Laura said...

Oh, yummmmy!!!

loveaphid said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMY !!! Wow those look awesome. I will have to wait for a while to make them. Its hot here! Should be cooler in a few days though.

Clark said...

My two cents....the cookies were awesome, but I prefer a more "peanut buttery" taste in my cookies. I would probably add another 1/2 cup of peanut butter.

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