Sunday, August 30, 2009

Dorie Greenspan's Peanut Butter Cookies (2009.34b)

This week I have made two new recipes - to try to keep getting through all my cookbooks at least once in 2009. Dorie Greenspan is all things baking right now. So - her baking cookbook has some fabulous desserts in it.
Friends of mine recently had a baby so I made them Peanut Butter cookies. Took one of the variations and made one small change - they turned out great! Crispy on the outside and perfectly chewy on the inside. Chunks of peanuts and chocolate inside made them extra special.

2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
pinch of nutmeg
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup chopped salted peanuts
1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate
Raw sugar

Stir dry ingredients. Cream butter and peanut butter. Add sugar. Then eggs one at a time. Combine with dry ingredients. Fold in peanuts and chocolate.
Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets, roll cookies in raw sugar, press down with fingers or fork.
Bake for 12 minutes, cool on rack.

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