PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES
P.B.C.’s, as he affectionately initializes them, are a favorite of my husband. It’s the extra peanut butter that makes them so good. They are a very dense, chewy cookie. These are my own devising, and I’m very proud of how delicious they are.
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups good peanut butter, crunchy
1 egg, beaten
Grated rind of one small orange
¼ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla or vanilla paste
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
!/2 teaspoon baking soda
Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly butter a cookie sheet.
Cream together the butter and brown sugar, then cream in the peanut butter. Add the beaten egg. Add the flavorings. Sift in the dry ingredients. Work with a big spoon or your hands until all the flour is incorporated.
Roll the dough into balls and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Press the cookies with a flour-dipped fork, making crosshatched patterns. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes. Cool a couple of minutes, and then remove from pan. Makes about 2 – 4 dozen, depending on how big you make the cookies.