This is my go-to peanut butter cookie recipe. It is simple, tastes great, isn't too sweet, and freezes like a dream.
To start off, here's the starring line-up. I personally think the cookies taste better with organic peanut butter, but it is up to you.
First, add 1/4 cup of butter to your bowl.
Then, 1/2 cup of applesauce.
1 cup sugar... Raw works better, but white is all that's in the budget at the moment.
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
2 cups of flour...
1 cup of peanut butter. You can even use crunchy if ya want.
After the flour, add 1/4 cup of milk (I used skim), the mix it all up with either a mixer or a fork, whatever. This mix will get pretty thick, though, so make sure your mixer can handle something like this.
If you have a cookie press, load it up and pipe some cookies on to some wax paper. If not, then just roll 1-inch balls of dough, then press them flat with the back of a spoon or fork. Slide them into the freezer for about 2 hours, then you can move them from the wax paper into a freezer bag or container.
Ignore the splatter on the back of the freezer. The vegetable stock? Yeah, I did that the same day I did this and apparently there was some splashage.
Yay for new words!
Anyway, since I doubt you have room in your freezer for the gazillions of cookies this will make (I make them rather small, admittedly), pop the dough in the fridge between batches.
If you have a cookie press, I hope you are better with yours than I am.
Some of my cookies came out cute, but some came out...
I did finally get the hang of the heart-shaped press, though, YAY! Score one for the home team.
Not quite sure how to stop the y-shaped thing in the middle though...Maybe flip them over next time? It is disconcerting. It makes them look like they're about to go out to a bachelorette party. Which is great and cute, but these are just for everyday eating, not for a naughty party. Its not like I'm just sitting around and suddenly am struck with a craving for penis-cookies.
Well, since these have phallic shapes on them and are the ones in my freezer at the moment, then maybe I do! O.O
Whenever you get a craving for penis-cookies (or the other shapes), preheat your oven to 350, pop them in for 10-15 minutes depending, of course, on whether you like your cookies soft and chewy or crunchy and crumbly, and there you go! These really do taste about the same whether you bake them right away or whether they've been sitting in the freezer for a while, so they are very convenient to have on hand. An easy way to make a few cookies to satisfy a craving without making a HUGE batch every time you get a sugar craving.
The Wookie Wifey