SOFT -CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER DROP COOKIES

Rose Mary Mogan

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@cookinginillinois

I found a version of this recipe in an old Southern Living Cookbook. I did make a few adjustments that I thought would elevate the flavors. I used extra peanut butter, added Vanilla Bean Paste instead of extract, & increased the baking powder. These cookies are soft & chewy & are a drop cookie, so it doesn't take long to make or bake, just 12 minutes or less depending on your oven. I even added a few colorful sprinkles on top of some of the cookies, for added color & eye appeal. These cookies are so tasty, & makes about 5 dozen depending on the size spoon you use. I shared with my neighbor.


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Serves:

Makes about 4-5 dozen cookies

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2/3 c
butter or margarine, i used butter
1 c
peanut butter, i used creamy
2/3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2/3 c
white sugar
1 Tbsp
vanilla bean paste or extract
2 large
eggs room temperature
2 c
all purpose flour, i used white lily
1 Tbsp
baking powder
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 c
chopped peanuts, i used dry roasted

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. I have listed the ingredients I used to make these cookies. Cream the butter and peanut butter in a large bowl.
2
Beat until mixture is creamy and smooth.
3
Add in both sugars, Vanilla bean paste or extract, and eggs. Then beat until blended together.
4
Add in 1/3 of the sifted flour mixture, and beat, then add in some of the milk and beat again.
5
Chop peanuts until broken into small pieces or use a kitchen hammer or food processor.
6
Now add another 1/3 of the flour, along with the chopped peanuts & milk.
7
Add in the remaining flour.Beat until batter is creamy and smooth. Grease or spray several large cookie sheets with cooking spray, and drop cookie dough onto sheet pans with a teaspoon, or if you prefer larger cookies use a tablespoon. Space at least 2 inches apart.
8
Place in preheated 350 degree F. oven and bake for 12 minutes or less, depending on your oven.
9
Remove cookies from sheet pan and place on cooling rack to cool completely,then transfer to a large platter or plate.
10
Serve with your favorite beverage, milk, coffee or tea. Enjoy these cookies they're delicious.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American