Peanut Butter Molasses Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup organic peanut butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
Step 1: In a large mixing bowl beat the room temperature butter and peanut butter until smooth. If you are starting with cold butter, you can microwave it slightly until soft, but don't liquefy it. Add the granulated sugar, molasses, baking soda and baking powder. Beat till combined, scraping sides of bowl. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined. Stir in the flour. If necessary, cover and chill dough till easy to handle.
Step 2: Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in additional granulated sugar to coat. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet, flatten by making a crisscross pattern with the tines of a fork. Bake in a 375 oven for 7-9 minutes or until bottoms are starting to brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Makes about 36 cookies.
Nutrition per cookie: 83 calories, 4 grams of fat, 0 grams of fiber.