Sunday, October 5, 2008

Peanut Butter & Almond Cookies - Yum!

If you love peanut butter cookies, you'll love this easy recipe! I tweaked this recipe to add in the almonds, because I didn't have enough flour to make a full batch. Personally, I find peanut butter cookies to be a bit dry, so I usually add a bit of chocolate somewhere in the cookie. Besides, do you really need an excuse to add chocolate to something?

1 cup sugar
3/4 stick butter, at room temperature
1 egg
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup crushed, roasted almonds
Chocolate chips for decorating

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a baking sheet. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg to mixture. Mix in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Stir in baking soda, crushed almonds and flour until well combined. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on baking sheet and flatten with fingers. Place a chocolate chip in the center of each cookie. Bake for 7-10 minutes, until golden brown. Recipe yields about 40 cookies.

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