Sunday didn't start off well. I forgot to change my clocks and woke up in a panic because I needed to be at a curling clinic by 10:00. Finally realizing that I had over an hour to get ready rather than a few minutes, I settled down a bit, got ready and went, threw some rocks, and then came come with a strong urge to bake. I have no idea where this urge came from, and it was quite opposite from the urge I had yesterday, which was so sit around in my PJs watching YouTube videos. Anyway, after going through numerous cookbooks and recipes, I settled on this cookie recipe from Anna Olson's Sugar. I added the chocolate chips because I'm just so darned imaginative.
The Ultimate Peanut Butter Cookie, by Anna Olson
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350F. Cream butter and sugars until pale and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add peanut butter. Combine dry ingredients add to peanut mixture and blend in. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheet, make a criss-cross mark with a fork (if you want to). Bake 9 - 11 minutes, or until just starting to brown around the edges.
All I can say is...these just totally hit the spot!