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Oct 22, 2007 08:01 PM

Favorite Peanut Butter Recipes?

I have a tub and a half of peanut butter I gotta use. Mind sharing your favorite recipes that use peanut butter? Sweet or savory?

Thanks so much!

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  1. i'm sure a lot of people on this board will tell you Elvis Cake! banana chocolate chip cake with peanut butter frosting - it's truly deliciously peanut buttery yummy

    1. satay with peanut dipping sauce
      dan dan mien (noodles)--I actually prefer this with sesame paste, but pb is good
      chocolate peanut butter cups
      peanut butter cookies or Not Nutter Butters in Nancy Silverton's sandwich book

      1. I'm not a huge peanut butter fan, but I absolutely adore those peanut butter cookies with a kiss on top, I've got a great recipe if you need one. Also, I made chocolate peanut butter ice cream this summer that got rave reviews. And I love sesame noodles with peanut butter sauce.

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        1. re: JasmineG

          Hi JasmineG,

          Please share the pb cookies and the sesame noodles with pb sauce!
          How do you think the cookies would be with mint kisses on top?


          1. re: content

            Here is the peanut butter cookie recipe:

            1 3/4 cup flour
            1 teaspoon baking soda
            1/2 teaspoon salt
            1/2 cup butter
            1/2 cup peanut butter
            1/2 cup sugar (plus more for rolling)
            1/2 cup brown sugar
            1 egg
            2 Tablespoons milk
            1 teaspoon vanilla
            Chocolate kisses

            Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

            Combine flour, baking soda and salt.

            Cream butter, peanut butter, add sugars. Add egg, milk and vanilla. Beat well, add dry ingredients, mix.

            Shape into balls. Roll balls in sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. (If NOT adding kiss, flatten now) Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven, place chocolate kiss on top of balls until cookie begins to crack. Bake for 2 more minutes.

            They originally called for half margarine and half butter, I think (I got the recipe from a classmate years ago, and I don't know where she got it from), but I've always used all butter. They're seriously addictive, but I don't know if mint kisses would work, and I love those.

            To make the sesame noodles, I basically take a few scoops of peanut butter, mix it with toasted sesame noodles, pressed garlic, ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar (just a few tablespoons of the last two), and a few squirts of Siracha and blend, and then toss with noodles, topping with some leftover toasted sesame seeds. Tofu, thinly sliced red pepper and cucumber works well with this.

        2. Love this vegetarian groundnut (peanut) stew: Perfect for winter.

          I sometimes make a broccoli slaw (shredded broccoli and carrot, sliced red onions, sliced celery/fennel, and sometimes apple or raisins) with a spicy PB dressing. It's kinda improvised, but usually has PB, lime juice, ginger, chili, sugar and some other liquid to thin it out.

          I also like to sub it for some of the butter in quickbread or cookie recipes - especially pumpkin- or spice-based ones.

          1. Here's a link to the aforementioned elvis cake thread: