Peanut Butter Cookies on Parade
Twitter told me today that March 1st is Peanut Butter Lovers’ Day, not to be confused with Peanut Butter Day on January 24th. I was planning on making Peanut Butter Cookies anyway, but I decided to include my social networks in the process. I instagrammed, tweeted and facebooked and probably made some people drool in the process. Here are the Instagram photos with the accompanying tweets followed by the normal recipe.
Baking Peanut Butter Cookies for #PeanutButterLoversDay preheating oven to 375 as I tweet
Mixing 1/2 cup each of soft butter, light brown sugar & creamed honey for #PeanutButterLoversDay cookies
1 egg, 1 cub pb, 1/2 tsp each bkng soda, vanilla & salt to butter, sugar & honey for #PeanutButterLoversDay
Adding 1 cup of ap flour means the #PeanutButterLoversDay cookie dough is almost ready to roll!
Use wet hands to form 1TBS of #PeanutButterLoversDay cookie dough into rough ball shapes
Press wet fork in a # pattern on the balls of #PeanutButterLoversDay cookie dough. Bake @ 375 for 10-12 minutes
#PeanutButterLoversDay cookies cooling. Help yourself to a virtual cookie to celebrate!
Recipe for Peanut Butter Cookies
makes about 3 dozen
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup brown sugar – packed (I prefer light brown)
1/2 cup honey (the written recipe says 1/2 cup white sugar, but I always use honey)
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp kosher salt (or to taste)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla (or to taste)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 375.
2.Cream butter with sugar (and honey if using instead of 1/2 cup sugar).
3. Beat in egg, peanut butter, salt, baking soda and vanilla.
4. Add flour.
5. Roll about 1 Tablespoon of dough into balls with wet hands and place with lots of space between on a cookie sheet.
6. Press a wet fork gently in a cross pattern on the balls of dough.
7. Sprinkle with kosher salt (optional)
8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
What’s your favourite way to use peanut butter?