Life is crazy right now. I know it is the craziest I have ever seen. All of a sudden, we have an unprecedented amount of free time.
I cannot imagine how bored I would be if I didn’t have my kids to run behind. Thankfully, I am able to teach them some things I personally love to do in my spare time. One thing I personally love is to cook and bake. I figured this idle time is perfect to pull out some of my childhood classics.
Everyone knows and usually loves the old fashioned
Peanut Butter Cookie. I know my family sure does. However, I tweaked this recipe to make it my own.
Give it a shot! They are super easy to make
and absolutely delicious!
First things first, grab your ingredients…
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 cup brown sugar
• 1 cup salted butter
• 1 cup creamy peanut butter
• 2 eggs
• 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
In a large mixing bowl cream together softened butter, sugars, peanut butter, then add eggs.
In another bowl, sift dry ingredients: flour, baking powder,
baking soda, salt
Then, gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter mixture on low speed until all is incorporated and mixed thoroughly.
Once your batter is made, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for AT LEAST ONE HOUR.
Once your dough is very firm, unwrap plastic wrap and make ping pong ball size dough balls and place four to each row, spaced about 2 inches apart using a silpat baking sheet.
Then, for the iconic fork press, use a large dinner fork and press it on top of the cookie dough ball in a curved motion.
I placed my cookies too close together in the above picture.
Do not do that. lol
Place cookies in a preheated 375 degree oven for 10 minutes.
Making and baking delicious food in this unsettling time not only changes the mood in your home, but it makes it smell yummy too! What do you like to bake during quarantine? Do you have some favorites? Let me know! We are all in this together.