Sunday, August 2, 2009

SMS Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies.....


This weeks pick, Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, was by Stephanie of Ice Cream BeforeDinner, check out her blog, she made several versions of this recipe. I love peanut butter cookies, especially chewy ones, these were chewy but a bit flat for me. Flat in flavor and physical stature, LOL. What I look for in a peanut butter cookie is a strong peanut butter taste, these were mild; I also like a thicker cookie, mine spread and cracked more than I expected, the out of focus picture showes how thin mine turned out.


So I made my favorite PB cookie, Thick, Moist & Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies, adapted from The Dessert Bible by Christopher Kimball. This recipe uses roasted salted peanuts that you process with the flour in a food processor, and a cup of peanut butter.

These are thick and chewy with a pronounced peanut flavor; a definate thumbs up from DH. I always enjoy trying out new recipes, even if I have a tried and true, never fail recipe that I have used for years; you just never know when you will find an even better recipe.

15 comments:

Tracey said...

Bummer that this week's pb cookies didn't turn out great for you but I'm glad you were able to find a recipe you did enjoy :) They all look fantastic!

k.a.r.e.n said...

Both your cookies look great. Too bad you didnt enjoy SMS PB Cookie.

Sarah said...

Sorry these didn't work out so well for you... Your tried and true recipe sounds (and looks) really yummy!

Karin said...

I'm going to have to try your other recipe- I love a strong peanut flavor. My cookies were a little flat as well...

margot said...

Both versions look good, sorry the SMS wasn't a hit for you. I read about the CK cookie in the paper a while back, it sounds like a must-try.

HanaĆ¢ said...

Too bad you didn't find a better PB cookie recipe in this SMS recipe. Your PB cookie of choice looks very nice.

Katiecakes said...

I love the idea of processing salted nuts for your cookies, bet they add an awesome crunch!

Too bad the SMS cookies didn't work out!

Katie xox

Lauren said...

sorry for the flat cookie... maybe more baking soda? i think i added too much b.s. and mine were fluffy!

Stephanie said...

I agree - these didn't have such a huge PB flavor. Some of my reviewers said they tasted like a sugar cookie with a PB taste. I'll have to try that other PB cookie recipe you used! Thanks for baking along wiht me this week!

pinkstripes said...

Too bad the cookies didn't work out for you. I'll have to try that other recipe.

Flourchild said...

Ahh darn it..Im sorry they didn't work out for you..I hope the next recipe is better!

Kaitlin said...

The peanut flavour was mild indeed this week. A few days in, I actually remarked that if I didn't know it, I might not have guessed there was peanut butter in them. But I'm glad you've got your tried-and-true back-up to rely on!

hotovenwarmheart said...

Ooohh, thanks for sharing your favorite PB cookie recipe- you sold me on giving it a try and it's going on my "must-make" list. I'm a huge CI fan, and I'll definitely be on the look out for that book you mentioned.

Sorry this SMS recipe didn't do it for you, though! Look forward to talking to you after this week's postings :)

-Joy

HanaĆ¢ said...

I forgot to tell you that when I made these cookies, the PB flavor was definitely there (that's what I've been told anyway since I can't eat them). Wanna know why? I cut the recipe in half when I made these but later found out that I forgot to cut the PB in half. So try doubling the PB amount when you make these. That's what I did when I entered them into the State Fair baking contest last Sunday. I hope that helps!

Art By ASM said...

I have been looking for a Thick, Chewy and Moist Peanutbuttery cookie. I like you love my cookies thick! So I am going to try your original cookie recipe. I am craving that peanut butter cookie! I will post a blog about it when I make them and link back to you. I hope you will also check out and join my blog as well.

Warmest Regards,
Annamaria