Mom's Famous Peanut Butter Cookies

(preheat oven 350°)

In a bowl mix:

1 3⁄4 cups of all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1⁄2 of teaspoon salt

In a stand-up mixer, or with a beater and a regular bowl, whip until fluffy:

1 stick of room temperature unsalted butter
1 1⁄2 cups of stirred-up, natural peanut butter
1 cup of white sugar

~ Then beat 1 large egg into the butter mixture.

~ Finally mix in the flour mixture to the butter mixture, till just combined.

~ Scoop small ice cream scoop size cookies onto an unbuttered cookie sheet, forming rows.

~ Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown.

~ Great for a snack! More peanut butter in these cookies than any other ingredient.

Simple Chocolate Topping

~ Melt a cup of Ghirardelli chocolate chips in a metal bowl, that you place over a pot of 2” inches of gently boiling water (a double boiler.)

~ Put a large dollop of melted chocolate in the center of each cookie…and give a whole new meaning to peanut butter and chocolate!