Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I love a good peanut butter cookie; and I love the kevinandamanda.com blog. So, when two things that I love, come together and the planets align; its a really good day. This cookie is crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. The extra bonus is the cinnamon sugar the dough is rolled in before baking. Talk about de-lish!
Gather your ingredients together. You'll need a container of Planters Honey Roasted Peanuts (dry roasted) for this project. I haven't tried any other brand, but I'm sure they would be great too.
Add the peanuts to the bowl of your food processor.
Process for about 4 minutes. It will go through stages during this process, but hold tight and wait the full 4 minutes. It will turn into smooth peanut butter right before your eyes.
Measure one cup. You will have a little extra.
Combine eggs and vanilla.
Mix softened butter, sugars and peanut butter until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla.
Combine dry ingredients and add to wet ingredients.
Dough will look a little like this.
Mix 1/3 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Roll dough into balls; then roll in cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Place on prepared cookie sheet and press with a fork or meat tenderizer.
Cook for 10 minutes.
Cook until the cookies are puffy and your kitchen smells amazing. Let cool on wire rack.
Package in cool take-out containers for your peanut butter-loving friends.
I love wrapping the boxes in kitchen twine...it just makes me happy.
These are for me *blush*.
Peanut Butter Cookies with Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter
1 (16 oz) can honey roasted peanuts
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 whole tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup sugar + a dash of cinnamon for rolling
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add the peanuts to the work bowl of a food processor and process for 4 minutes until smooth. Add salt to taste if desired.
2. Beat butter, sugars, and 1 cup of homemade peanut butter on medium-high speed for 3 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt then add to wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just combined.
3. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough into balls, roll in cinnamon sugar and use a fork to press flat. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes until edges just start to turn golden.