I love, love, love recipes that I can make into different things. I recently found a chocolate chip cookie recipe that does just that. Round 4 of Operation Baking Gals is here, and so I decided to use the chocolate chip recipe, omit the chocolate chips, and do a few different things with the dough. The results were these peanut cookies and sugar cookies. They both were really yummy, and it gave me lots of ideas for things do do in the future with this recipe.
Here is the recipe...
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
Cream butter and sugars until they are pretty light and fluffy (the cafe is really taking hold of me because I would of skipped the light and fluffy part in the past!) Add in the egg, yolk, and vanilla; beat again for a little while. Add in remaining ingredients and mix.
For the sugar cookies, I mixed regular granulated sugar and some coarse, colored sugar together. I'm too lazy to wait for the dough to refrigerate, so even though the dough was a little sticky to work with, I rolled them in the sugar anyway. They came out really good.
For the peanut cookies, I added in peanut butter chips to the dough. Then I put some honey roasted peanuts through the chopper, and rolled my balls of dough in that. They turned out quite good, as well.
Pretty simple changes, but I like it when I can make a big batch of one kind of dough, separate it and make different kinds of cookies.