This week's Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Jasmine of Jasmine Cuisine: peanut butter crisscrosses. I baked these late one night over the course of the glorious 3-day holiday weekend. I truly believe all weekends should be 3 days long and they should all involve the kind of amazingly sunny, but not too hot and humid, weather we've been experiencing lately. That's not asking too much is it? :) Fall will be here soon but in the meantime I'm soaking up every last minute of summer!
Anyway, Shane's parents invited us to lunch at their house over the weekend and I figured these cookies would be the perfect treat to complete the meal. I whipped up half a batch and wound up with somewhere between 25 and 30 cookies. The recipe couldn't possibly be more quick or easy. The only change I made was to substitute peanut butter chips for the peanuts Dorie called for. I baked my cookies for about 11 minutes a batch, which resulted in a slightly crisp edge and a wonderfully chewy center. The chips added texture and even more peanut butter flavor, not that the cookies were lacking in that area. I was powerless around these cookies so I was really glad I brought most of them to Shane's parents' house. Still, I ate more than my fair share, definitely a top Dorie recipe for me and without a doubt one worthy of a repeat.
Many thanks to Jasmine for hosting this week. You can find the recipe for the peanut butter cookies on her blog here or on page 78 of Baking: From My Home to Yours.