Saturday, December 4, 2010
1 stick butter, softened at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tbsp. half n’ half or milk
1+ cup good quality peanut butter; I prefer organic
1 cup flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup dried cranberries (I didn't have any on hand so had to omit)
1 cup rolled oats
Optional: about 1 cup each of nuts or chocolate chips (I added chocolate chips)
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Whip butter and sugars together, then beat in eggs, vanilla, and milk. Add in peanut butter and beat together. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and add to wet ingredients. Mix in dried cranberries, oats, and optional ingredients.
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto buttered cookie sheet and bake for 10 – 15 minutes (depends on your oven but check them at 10 minutes first). Cool on racks. Makes about three dozen cookies.