Thursday, March 12, 2009

Peanut butter cookies with a twist

I started mixing up a batch of peanut butter cookies a few days ago and then realized that I had plum run out of vanilla. I searched through my spice drawer and found some almond extract; would that work as a substitute? I took the risk and now this recipe is a weekly request. My husband (who doesn't expound normally) said that they are the best cookies he's ever eaten! My heart swells.

Go try them out!

Greenhouse Peanut Butter Cookies

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup peanut butter (do you like crunchy or creamy?)

1/2 cup sugar (go with the real stuff here, no faux)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg (guess which egg we used today)

drum roll, please...1/4 teaspoon almond extract (this stuff is strong!)

1 1/4 cup flour

Cream together the butter and peanut butter. Add the sugars, soda, and the baking powder. Beat in the egg and almond extract. Stir in the flour. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; make cross~marks with the tines of a fork. Bake for about 7 minutes at 375*. A baking stone makes great cookies, if you have one!

~I revised a recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book~


Lady Farmer said...

So, how come you didn't put this on our "Pantry" blog?
I love almond ~ have to give this a try. ;~}

Carolyn said...

Those cookies look good! Thank you for visiting me.You asked about the google ads-my son had them put on but I don't think he had a choice of ads.I think they scan your blog and pick from your content.
I will be back as I enjoy getting new recipes.
Take care,

Wren Cottage said...

Ohhh, they sound yummy, good thinking!!! I use almond in poundcake and get lots of compliments! Thank you for sharing your recipes and for stopping by my little world!!
Have a great week!!
xo Madai

Clare Marie-Therese Duroc said...

Oh my, this sounds just delicious! Peanut butter cookies are a favourite in this house, and we love almond... the two together sounds so good!

Mocha Vee said...

In addition to the 6 week bran muffins, I also made 2 dozen of these cookies. Wow! They are wonderful!