Snickerdoodle Peanut Butter Cookies

Yesterday was a great day to be creative with on of my favorite food items: peanut butter.

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Peanut butter is tasty and healthy (in reasonable amounts, a.k.a. not half the jar in one sitting). Thus, it is perfect for me. And today I was craving it.

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I decided I wanted to make peanut butter cookies, but somehow I knew I just wanted to make them just a little different. A little more creative. So, why not roll the little cookie dough balls in cinnamon sugar, eh? Like a peanut butter-snickerdoodle hybrid? Yeah, it was a fantastic idea.

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Snickerdoodle Peanut Butter Cookies

Ingredients:

For Cookie

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For Topping

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then mix together all ingredients in a bowl. Just so you are not alarmed, the dough will look pretty sticky, especially if like me you add liberal amounts of peanut butter to the bowl.

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This next step is the fun part. Combine the ¼ cup sugar with 1 Tbsp cinnamon in a IMG_2515shallow bowl or plate. Next, take tablespoon-sized dollops of cookie dough and roll them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. If you want to taste some delicious cookie dough, this is the time to do it. Place the cookies on a baking sheet, giving them sufficient space to spread when they are baking. Take a fork and press each cookie twice, giving the cookie a pretty-lattice look. Bake the cookies in the oven for 10 IMG_2519minutes or until lightly golden.

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