Have you ever been house hunting and walked into an open house only to be greeted with the wonderful smell of cookies? There is a reason real estate agents will have fresh-baked cookies at an open house. Of course, they are usually slice and bake, but that’s okay. Cookies bake up the same and usually the seller does not mind as they want to sell their house. Either way, it is the smell that can add that homey feeling to a house.
Today, I want to share my favourite cookie recipe, a favourite of my family and friends. These cookies really do melt in your mouth. Taste delicious and as a plus makes your house smell like a home.
If you don’t have the time to bake something from scratch, always keep some cookie dough on hand and if company is on their way over, pop some in the oven to bake. It definitely does say, welcome to our home. 🙂
I hope you’ll give these a try!
My Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
8 tablespoons (1 stick or 113 grams) butter, softened
¾ cup (180 grams) peanut butter
½ cup (100 grams) sugar
½ cup (90 grams) light brown sugar
1 cup flour (125 grams)
½ teaspoon (25 ml) vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon (19.3 grams) baking soda
Directions: In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter then add sugar and brown sugar until blended. Add in the egg and vanilla,mix again to a fairly smooth texture.
Next, add flour and baking soda till combined.
Using a spoon, drop onto an ungreased and unlined baking sheet. Take a fork, dip into sugar and make a criss-cross pattern onto each cookie.
Bake at 350° F. or 180°C for approximately 10 – 12 minutes. Let cookies set for a minute or two before transferring them to a cooling rack.
Serving size 2 dozen larger cookies or 1 ½ dozen smaller size.
Note: You can also use a small ice cream scoop for evenly sized cookies.