Thursday, February 14, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookies

Love is in the air! Can you feel it? I just love Valentine's Day and it's not just because you can eat candy all day long, although that is a big plus!

I wanted to whip up these cookies for our family Valrntine's Day party, but then decided I would have so many leftover that I should bake them ahead of time and send some to Remy's daycare teachers. I boxed them up in a pretty pink package and gave them to the front desk to be put in the break room. I know peanuts have ot be away from the kids, so this way the teachers can still enjoy them!

We will be having some tonight and freezing a few a well. I opted for dove chocolate, instead of the reeses peanut butter hearts. I just love how creamy the chocolate is and think that the cookie has more than enough peanut butter. These are soft, moist and really yummy! I do admit that I hate the fact that you can't eat these until the heart becomes hard again - I wanted one last night but they take a few hours to set. I had one this morning and it was perfect. Yum cookies - Yay for Love!

Peanut Butter Cookies (from I heart Nap Time)
*the original recipe makes about 48 if you go with the 1" balls. I made mine a little bigger*
1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup Sugar
2 Eggs (room temp)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 3/4 Cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
Chocolate candies
1/2 Cup Sugar, for rolling cookies in

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and white sugar in a large bowl. Mix well until combined.

Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

Add flour and baking soda and mix until combined.

Place 1/2 cup sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll cookie dough into 1" balls and then roll in sugar. Place on baking pan.

Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 1 minute. Place chocolate candy on top and then remove from pan and let cool completely.

1 comment:

  1. You're so sweet! I'm a teacher and love it when parents bring goodies.