One of the greatest advantages of homeschooling is that it allows plenty of time for following personal interests. Thanks to this extra free time, Kaylee is becoming an excellent baker. She is especially skilled in making really delicious cookies. In fact, the boys often request her “Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies” by name.
Unfortunately, I can’t share the Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe with you, because I don’t have it. Really, I don’t! I promise to ask Kaylee for it soon! In the meantime, I’d love to share her peanut butter cookie recipe with you.
These peanut butter cookies are quite possibly the best I’ve ever eaten. Kaylee started with a recipe that called for peanut butter chips and substituted an equal amount of peanut butter. The result is a rich and perfectly chewy peanut butter cookie.
- 1 c. butter or margarine, softened
- 1 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. light corn syrup
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 2/3 c. peanut butter
- 2 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Granulated sugar
- In large mixing, bowl, beat together butter and sugar. Add corn syrup, egg, and vanilla; blend well. Add peanut butter and blend.
- In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to peanut butter mixture, blending well. Refrigerate one hour or until dough is firm enough to handle.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls; roll in sugar. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 10 minutes or until lightly brown around edges. Cool slightly before removing to wire rack.
- Yield: About 5 dozen cookies.