Yesterday was a great day to be creative with on of my favorite food items: peanut butter.
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.
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.
Snickerdoodle Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
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.
This next step is the fun part. Combine the ¼ cup sugar with 1 Tbsp cinnamon in a shallow 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 minutes or until lightly golden.