Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lisa Marie Brennan’s Peanut Butter Cookies

1         cup flour
½         teaspoon baking soda
½         cup butter
1/4     cup light brown sugar
1         egg
1         teaspoon vanilla extract
1         cup peanut butter
        pinch of salt

Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt and set aside. Cream together the butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. In another bowl, mix the egg and vanilla extract, then slowly beat into the butter mixture. Stir in the peanut butter and blend thoroughly.  Stir in the dry
ingredients.  Chill for at least 30 minutes, until firm.

Preheat the oven to 350-F or 177-C  degrees  Grease two baking sheets. Spoon out rounded teaspoons of the dough and roll into balls. Place the balls on the baking sheets and press flat with a fork into circles and 2 ½ inches in diameter, making a criss-cross pattern.  Bake
for 12-15 minutes until lightly colored.  Transfer to a rack to cool.

Contributed by Lisa Marie Brennan, author of Night Shift...a book that will be republished in August.

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