i have been longing to try to bake this type of cookies... so i googled for a simple one. eventually i found a recipe thats kind of easy and not much ingredients to use here. mother and grandma ate some as soon as the cookies came out fresh from the ovens. they are my real testers hehe...
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
cream the butter for 2 minutes. add the sugars, cream for 2 more minutes. mix in the peanut butter and egg. mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. stir into the sugar butter mixture.
wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
preheat oven to 375°F. shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.
makes about 2 dozen cookies (i got mine of about 50 pieces).
for chewier cookies, bake at 300°F for 15 minutes (i did this, thus it was right!).
kuE's note: hmm... i lurveeeee it!!! its really tasteful and chewy, nice... good to be eaten with milk later for tea time ;)