We take afternoon treats serious here at Inn on the Creek, a Jackson Hole Bed and Breakfast. Every afternoon around 3pm the smell of a sweet treat will start wafting through the building. This welcoming aroma greets our guests checking in or returning from a long day in the park. Guests will ooohh and aaahh about the daily afternoon treat. Many guests have commented that, “We debated all the way home, what delicious treat would be waiting on us!” This simple, classic peanut butter cookie recipe from Allrecipes.com can be dressed up three unique ways to create a different treat from simple basics.
Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
1 cup unsalted butter 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup peanut butter (we use creamy) 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup white sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup packed brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1. Cream together butter, peanut butter and sugars. Beat in eggs.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into batter. Refrigerate batter for at least 1 hour.
3. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheets. Flatten balls with a fork, making a crisscross pattern.
4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies begin to brown. Do not over-bake.
Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
What goes better than peanut butter and chocolate?? Simply add chocolate chips to the classic recipe for a new twist! Add one cup of chocolate chips (we prefer the mini-chips) to the batter before refrigerating. Still roll into 1 inch balls, but skip the next step of creating crisscross patterns in the dough with a fork. The cooking time is the same. This will please the chocolate lovers at this Jackson Hole Bed and Breakfast and in your life with this simple twist!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies
Another classic combination- peanut butter and jelly! This cookie will transport you to lunches of your youth with PB and J sandwiches with the crust cut-off. Use the standard peanut butter cookie recipe, but flatten with the back of the spoon instead of a fork, like you would for a thumb print cookie. After the cookie has cooled add a teaspoon of your favorite jam to the indent in the cookie. We use Roots Kitchen & Cannery from Bozeman, Montana. They offer unique jam flavors like raspberry vanilla, blackberry earl gray or blueberry lavender that gives your childhood’s favorite treat a grown up flare!
Peanut Butter Bars
Turn this cookie into a bar by cooking it in a 9” x 13” glass greased casserole for 25- 30 minutes. Cover with tin foil for the last 15 minutes of baking. Allow to cool completely. Cover with melted semi-sweet chocolate and crushed pretzels for an extra special treat.
Be our guests at this Jackson Hole Bed and Breakfast, and enjoy this delicious treats yourselves!