Friday, November 27, 2009

Virtual Cookie Swap: Traditional Cookie Recipe

I've been following the posts of both Kathy at Bermudaonion's Weblog and Julie at Booking Mama as they post their favorite recipes for cookies for the holiday season. Today's the day we get to post our own favorites and link up for a Virtual Cookie Swap. Kathy and Julie posted so many wonderful recipes that I want to try, it's hard to imagine that there's room for more. But here's my offering for a traditional cookie. Betcha can't eat just one!

Peanut Butter Thumbprints
 (makes about 3 dozen)

1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth - your preference)
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt (if you use salted butter, you can leave this out)

Additional sugar (for rolling in -- tee hee!)
Favorite jam (I usually go for raspberry)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. Mix the first 6 ingredients at medium speed until fluffy.

2. Add the next 4 ingredients and beat in at a low speed.

3. Chill for several hours (both you and the dough!)

4. Form dough into balls about 1 inch and roll in extra sugar.

5. Place onto greased cookie sheet and indent centers with thumb.

6. Fill indentation with about 1/4 teaspoon of jam.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.

8. Cool.

9. Eat (especially good with milk!)


bermudaonion said...

These sound so good - like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

These are similar to my favorite cookie in the universe, which is Peanut Butter Blossoms (the one in which you add a hershey's kiss at the end instead of a glob of jam). But whichever: it's all good!!!

Esme said...

I have never done PB thumprints-just the traditional ones-my husband is a huge PB fan-have you ever tried almond butter?

Lisa said...

I've never tried pb cookies w/ jam but what a great idea! I think I'm going to have to make a batch of these this weekend.

Diana said...

these are delicious. love them!

Zibilee said...

These sound really interesting. I like the idea of a peanut butter cookie with jam in the middle, it sounds soo good!