‘Tis the season of cookies!
I participated in ‘The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap’ this year and made 3 dozen of my favorite peanut butter cookies to ship off to 3 different food bloggers whose names were chosen for me.
I love it. It’s like the Secret Santa of cookie swaps for food bloggers! Plus, there’s an awesome charity involved called Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Every food blogger who chose to participate had to donate to this great cause. I was very happy to be a part of it!
I gained like 10 p0unds over the holiday season last year. I’m thinking it was all cookie weight. Bill’s usually the cookie monster in our house, but last year it was me. Fail.
So this year, my plan is to immediately freeze all of the delicious cookies I receive. Besides the cookie swap, I also get cookies from other various sources (mainly my mom). So I’m planning ahead!
Meanwhile, I was already enjoying my shipment of the most awesome sugar cookies I’ve ever had – from Mike at Semi Sweet. I mean look at these. They’re so pretty AND delicious!!
My second shipment was from Molly at Toffee Bits & Chocolate Chips. These were also very yummy. I loved the melting snowman sugar cookies! So cute, right? But the peppermint brownie cookies were my fave!
I didn’t receive my last shipment of cookies, but it was still super fun to participate in this cookie swap! I already can’t wait until next year!
UPDATE: After much anticipation, I finally got my last shipment of cookies from Two True Foodies – a mom and daughter blogging team! Their chewy coconut cranberry cookies are super yum! Bill doesn’t even like coconut and he liked these. I was very pleasantly surprised and super happy he tried them. Thanks ladies!
Now, let’s get back on the subject of my delicious peanut butter cookies….
I really have no idea where this peanut butter cookie recipe originally came from, but mine’s on an index card in my mom’s handwriting (I love it!). I’ve been making these for years and years, and it’s always been a recipe I turn to when I need my peanut butter cookie fix!
If you’re a food blogger and you want to participate in the cookie swap – go sign up here so you don’t miss out on next year’s event.
- 1 stick salted butter
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1¼ cup flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- canola oil cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, stir together first 6 ingredients until smooth and creamy.
- Sift dry ingredients and add to peanut butter mixture; Stir until combined.
- Shape mixture into balls (2 tablespoons each) and place on a greased cookie sheet – about 2 inches apart. Press cookies with the tines of a fork and bake for about 10-12 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheet for about a minute before removing to a cooling rack (you can also let cookies cool on waxed paper).
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