February 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

A little over a year ago, My Husband started a neighborhood poker game. I encouraged this night out for him because I had been enjoying my monthly Bunko games and the occasional dinner out with girlfriends. It just seemed fair that he should have an opportunity to hang with the guys and talk about guy "stuff". Who knew that it would grow from about 5 guys to a list that is well over 20 and now they have to limit it to 16 each month. Guess there were some other husbands who needed a monthly night out.

Each of the guys who joins in on the game brings some kind of food item in addition to their beverage of choice. My Husband had been bringing Munchkins for a few months, then a new neighbor joined in who discovered I bake cookies. It didn't take long for him to make a request for cookies to make an appearance each month.

So, now each month that I provide some cookies to these poker playing men. Since I tend to bake regularly anyway - my family is very spoiled as a result - I always have some kind of freshly baked cookie ready to share. Earlier this month, this neighbor put in his request for Peanut Butter Cookies. Seems these are his favorite cookie. I was going to make the Triple Play Peanut Butter Cookies I made last year, but I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand to make them. So, I went searching for a simple recipe that used what I already had in the pantry.

I ended up at Simply Recipes and the Peanut Butter Cookies over there were exactly what I was hoping to find. They turned out exactly as I remembered peanut butter cookies from when I was a child. I didn't manage to get a picture of them before they were taken to the poker game, but Elise was nice enough to allow me to share her picture here - don't they look wonderful?


Photo Courtesy of Simply Recipes

Head on over to Simply Recipes to find whatever you are in the mood to make. The site has an extensive recipe index - even if you want to browse until you find something that strikes you!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Stephanie Izard - Season 4 winner of Top Chef this evening! I'll be sharing our conversation a little later this weekend, so you'll want to come on back to visit soon!
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11 comments:

Lisa said...

Great classic cookies. Wow, nice interview. Can't wait to read it.

Heather said...

yum! those look great :)

The Food Librarian said...

These look really yummy. It's a classic old time favorite that are the best!

Julie said...

Wonderful looking cookies, Patsy! The fork marks are what make them perfect--just like mom used to make! What a wonderful opportunity to interview Stephanie--I can't wait to read it.

Julie

Megan said...

I love a good PB cookie and a glass of milk. I've never played Bunko but I hear it's a quite a hoot!!!

HoneyB said...

Wow, I was pulling the comment box up and see as I was doing so that Megan expressed my sentiments exactly! PB cookies with a glass of milk is the best!

Patsyk said...

Thanks for the compliments, but I must remind you - that picture was taken by Elise at Simply Recipes! None of the cookies came home from the poker game, so the were definitely a huge hit.

Funny, how a classic cookie immediately conjures up images of a glass of milk to go with it! :)

Kevin said...

Peanut butter cookies are one of my favorites. Now I am craving them!

Leslie said...

gotta love a good ol peanut butter cookie!

Donna-FFW said...

Love a good peanut butter cookie! These look great. Can't wait to read about the interview!

Girl Japan said...

I agree this is such a classic cookie, have you tried using various PB, no salt, or organic, have you noticed any differences if you used them how each recipe came out?

I have been trying to stay away from hydrogenated oils, and been opting for natural butters, but just wondering that with natural butters, they oil always surfaces to the top = ) and will it change the recipe much!


Spot On, for a classic cookie!

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