The What's Cooking Challenge Ingredient this week is Peanut Butter. I decided to grab yet another recipe from the Cookin' with Coolio cookbook! The first recipe I used from his book was apart of a Cookin' with Coolio challenge. Read about how his Cool~a~cado delighted my tastebuds.
I do have a favorite Peanut Butter Cookie recipe but have misplaced it. It was one of those recipes that a friend had and shared with me by writing it on a yellow legal pad. The paper was so dingy and stained but I never transferred the recipe to anything else. She moved from Bermuda and we lost contact so that yellow vintage looking recipe paper meant so much too me. The recipe was really good.
But on to Coolio's Peanut Butter Cookies. Did they stand up to the test. Not quite. I wasn't 100 percent pleased. I will say that the picture in his cookbook showed a much lighter cookie. He did recommend natural peanut butter but I went ole' cheapo. I didn't think it would make a difference. My cookie is a lot darker, smaller and the texture is light...but crisp. Still hard to describe. If your are interested in trying it yourself let me know how yours turn out. Here's the recipe: ~
1 cup peanut butter( all natural is recommended)
1 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine all ingredients in large bowl (I used a stand mixer..this is probably where I went wrong)
Drop 1 tsp of dough on greased up cookie sheet. (I sprinkled granulated sugar on top of each one)
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.