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Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookies

I was stuck inside my house all weekend…


Because of this…


This weekend we had the fifth worst snow storm in DC history!

Thanks to my hubby for shoveling for over 5 hours!


We did manage to get Marin out for some “first snow” pictures

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Stuck inside the house with nothing to do and an intense craving for peanut butter cookies led to these.


I pulled out my whole-wheat pastry flour to make the cookies and thought to myself “Screw it! I’m using regular flour!” (I know, I’m a wild women!) 😉

The result was a flaky, peanut buttery cookie that just melts in your mouth!

Recipe adapted from “All You” Magazine.


3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 sticks unsalted butter at room temperature

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Whisk together flour, baking, soda, and salt in medium bowl.

With mixer on medium high speed, beat butter and both sugars for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla. Beat until smooth. (Be sure to scrape down the sides.) Add peanut butter and beat until creamy.

Slowly add flour mixture to creamy mixture. At low speed beat until just combined.

Drop by heaping tablespoon onto baking sheet (sprayed w/ non-stick cooking spray). Make sure cookies are 2 inches apart. Flatten each ball by pressing a crisscross pattern with a fork.



Question of Day:

What do you do when you cooped up inside your house?

I either bake or do some sort of obsessive cleaning and organizing.

10 Responses

  1. Lauren said on December 21, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Awesome looking cookies, you daredevil with the white flour! Beautiful baby girl in the snow, as well.

    My favorite cooped-in-the-house activity is reading, whether it’s a novel or blogs. Give me a blanket and a pillow, and I’m set for all day.

  2. Jacquie said on December 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    She’s beautiful! Those snow pictures are adorable 🙂

    You know me… I bake! (and yes, I cleaned too. at least my apartment’s pristine before I leave for the week…)

  3. Julie @savvyeats said on December 21, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Such adorable ‘first snow’ pictures!

  4. lynn @ the actors diet said on December 21, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    terrific! i haven’t been cooped up for a while but i’m kinda hoping i will be this trip to the east coast!

  5. katie said on December 21, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    your baby is soooooo cute! i love it!!
    GREAT pb fav!

  6. Yum Yucky said on December 21, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    You’re so much better than I (seriously). My snowed-in adventure landed me on the couch ordering people ’round to bring me food.

  7. Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said on December 21, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    SOO much snow we got, huh?? Your house is beautiful and your baby is adorable (I tell you that every time). I used regular flour, sugar and oil in the pumpkin bread I made last week and compared to my whole wheat healthy loaf….WOW what a difference!! Sometimes you just need the real deal.

  8. sophia said on December 21, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Oh, snow…now it’s kinda melted and slushy around my house…ew!
    I wish I could bake, but I didn’t have ingredients and we were cooped up at home! 🙁
    But Costco trip tomorrow! 😀

  9. said on December 22, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Those cookies look divine! Marin is just adorable. I can’t believe we’ve made it this far in Cleveland w/o any real snow accumulation. I am looking forward to getting Harper’s first snow pics. We like to play scrabble or skipbo when it is bad out.

  10. Schießpulver Tee said on December 29, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Wow that little nice girl in the snow looks so sweet and I like her innocent smile.I like all these snow pictures.Thanks for posting these pictures.Those cookies looks yummy.