Sunday, March 25, 2007

*Almost* Girl Scout Peanut Butter Cookies

I admit, we spent way too much on Girl Scout cookies each year. I won't stop buying them, but to tide me over until next year, I've come up with this almost Do Si Dos (registered to Girl Scouts)
1 stick salted butter
1/2 C chunky natural peanut butter (Kroger's store brand)
1 C. packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 t. vanilla
1 C. whole wheat flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 C. dry milk powder
1/2 C. old fashioned rolled oats (not quick cooking)

Cream butter (not too softened) peanut butter and brown sugar in stand mixer with paddle attachment. Start slowly to break up the butter and then process on higher speed until mixture is lighter and almost doubled in volume. Add egg, vanilla, mix well on medium speed. Add flour, soda, dry milk powder and oats. Stir. Portion with a #70 disher (or slightly rounded teaspoon) onto parchment paper lined half-sheet pan or cookie sheet. Flatten with fork (I flatten twice at 90 degree angles) and Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes or until crisp and slightly brown. Cool on wire rack.

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