Friday, June 24, 2011

Cookie Carnival - Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies

I enjoy baking but I can't remember the last time I made cookies! I seem to gravitate towards desserts instead of cookies. I decided to join Cookie Carnival, a baking group that features two cookie recipes each month. As a member of Cookie Carnival, you can bake one or both of the recipes and post them anytime during the month. Simple and fun!!

I am excited to share my first Cookie Carnival recipe, Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies. When I think of Peanut Butter Cookies, I think of those I learned to make as a kid. You know the ones where you criss cross the tines of a fork on the top of the cookie? I love the ingredients in this recipe! Besides the usual ingredients, there's oats and coconut! They add crunch and flavor to the cookies. I made jumbo cookies and they took every bit of 20 minutes to bake. At the end of 20 minutes, they still looked a little wet in the middle but as they were fine after the cooled. Even if you're not a coconut fan, give this recipe a try. You'll keep reaching in the cookie jar for more!!



Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
Recipe Courtesy of Smucker's


1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup Creamy Natural Peanut Butter, stirred
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1 cup flaked coconut

Directions:

1HEAT oven to 350°F. Beat sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in large mixing bowl on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Beat in eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; stir in rolled oats and coconut. Add to peanut butter mixture and beat on low speed until well blended. Cover and chill 30 minutes.
2Drop by heaping tablespoonful, 2 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light brown around edges. Cool 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

VARIATION:

JUMBO CHEWY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES: Prepare dough as directed above. Drop by 1/4-cupfuls, 3 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 14 to 17 minutes or until light brown around edges. Makes 1 1/2 dozen.
I am linking this to Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday and Sweet Tooth Friday!!

8 comments:

  1. These look great! Love the cookie carnival idea! If I knew I could commit to baking cookies 2x a month I'd be in too!

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  2. The cookie carnival sounds like such a fun group! This is a great first submission... who doean't like peanut butter cookies??!

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  3. Hi Julie,
    Your Peanut Butter Cookies look delicious. I just love Peanut Butter Cookies. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and I look forward to seeing you again real soon. Hope you have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  4. Peanut butter with oats and coconut sounds way better than peanut butter alone! You really amped these up!

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  5. These were definitely a danger to have around because I keep telling myself they have pb and oats and those are healthy, so it's okay--right! ;) We loved these. Loved the chew to them!

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