These adorable little nibbles are sweet and simple and not too overpowering (plus they're just so cute!). I usually just use a tablespoon to measure out the normal sized cookies, but for My Perfect Little Helper I use a teaspoon and they turn out perfectly sized for a quick snack.
Peanut Butter Cookies (adapted from bettycrocker.com)
1/2 C granulated sugar
1/2 C packed brown sugar (I use dark)
1/2 C peanut butter
1/4 C shortening
1/4 C margarine, softened
1 1/4 C all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
In large bowl of electric mixer at medium speed, beat sugars, peanut butter, shortening, margarine and egg. Reduce speed to low, slowly add in the remaining ingredients.
**This is where she recommends covering and chilling for 2 hours, do so if you wish...I just chose not to!**
Heat oven to 375F.
Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls (I used a standard tablespoon). Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten in criss-cross pattern with a fork dipped into sugar.
Bake 9-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Cool 5 minutes on pan; remove from cookie sheets and transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
FYI: I had some extra chocolate chips in the pantry, so with the last batch I made chocolate peanut butter cookie sandwiches by melting the chocolate and sticking two cookies together, mmmmm.