Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies

How-To And Recipe

Yay! The first post! i have a whole back log of recipes and photographs and articles and stuff just waiting to be posted! So Please stay tuned! All Photo Credits Belong to Michael Blendermann for all recipe how-to's unless stated otherwise!

And now, on to the show!

Whenever i get the urge for a fresh baked cookie, the first thing i start to think about is a grocery list and what i have in my current kitchen inventory. The best thing about this recipe is that it does not require any fancy ingredients at all! Not even Vanilla! Just flour, baking soda, salt, sugar, butter, egg, and peanut butter. Things any kitchen worth it's salt would have. So go with the spur of the moment and bake up some fresh cookies! Now!

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Happy Baking!
Please read the recipe fully through before you begin. Get your ingredients together, turn on the oven, (wash and dry cookie sheets, bowls, and anything else you need), and be sure you have enough of each ingredient. I cannot tell you how much it hurts when you get halfway through and realize you: don't have/are out of/ have to wash ...something.

Uncle Michael's Favorite
Organic Peanut Butter Cookies

1 and 1/4 cup organic all purpose flour
3/4 tsp Aluminum free baking soda
1/4 tsp mineral crystal salt,sea salt, or kosher salt

1/2 cup (one stick)organic butter, room temperature
1/2 cup organic sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed organic brown sugar (light or dark)

1 organic cage free egg
3/4 cup organic crunchy peanut butter( or your favorite kind)

you will also absolutely need:
2 bowls for mixing
a spoon, fork and spatula
measuring spoon and cup
cookie sheet, oven
Large plate for cooling
some kind of air tight container for storage

Heat oven to 350*F. Mix together flour, salt, and baking soda, set aside. In a second bowl, mix together butter, sugar, and brown sugar till completely mixed. Add egg, beat well. Add Peanut butter, mix well. Add about 1/3 of the flour mixture, mixing completely. Repeat two more times, having incorporated all the flour mixture in three steps. Spoon dough and roll gently into balls, spacing them evenly about an inch apart on all sides from the edge of the pan and other cookies. Press with a fork as shown in the photos above. Sprinkle with a little sugar, and bake for about 15 minutes. Cool cookies flat, then stack them. Unused dough can be fridged and baked up to three days later.

Mistake Saving Tip:
Whenever you bake cookies, the best trick to not burning them is to set a timer. i've never have one, so i use my nose. As soon as it smells like cookies, they are usually done. Also, it helps to not get distracted or leave the room. That is why i like to bake cookies while dinner is being made, so that i am in the kitchen anyway.

Healthier Version:
Substitute 1 cup organic whole wheat flour for all purpose flour. Well that's the best i can do for this one. They are cookies, afterall, and you shouldn't mess with a good thing. so, for an even healthier alternative, just eat some salt-free peanuts instead. :)

Penny Pincher Version
Substitute all natural for organic anytime. You can find good stuff at regular grocery stores, you just have to check lables, and avoid the yuck as often as possible.

Well, i hope you try this recipe! it is a serious crowd pleaser! Please leave comments, suggestions, opinions, requests, questions, ideas, hints, and unrelated thoughts in the comments! yay!

1 comment:

  1. OMG These cookies are the bomb. thank you Iliea for giving me one of your peanut buttet Cookies that is the best and most delicious cookie of that kind i have ever had!!! perfect.

    your friend and coworker.
    Joshua Michael Hofer


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