Peanut Butter Cookies

I love anything with Peanut Butter. It is a wonderful ingredient, perfect in sweet dishes and in my favourite chocolate treat (Reese’s peanut butter cups!) as well as in savoury dishes, such as a good satay sauce.

My thought this weekend was to make some delicious Peanut Butter cookies, great with a hot drink. I like to make mine a bit soft in the centre, so I bake them just a little less than the recipe suggests (about 9 to 10 minutes). I spent part of my childhood in the great US of A, and I find it a little easier to bake using American cup measurements.

Here is the recipe:

1 1/4 cups of sifted plain flour

1/2 cup of white sugar, plus a little extra for dipping the cookies prior to baking

1/2 cup of brown sugar

3/4 teaspoon of baking soda

1/4 teaspoon of salt

1/2 cup of butter

1/2 cup of crunchy peanut butter

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 190C and grease a baking sheet.

Mix the flour, baking soda and salt together, set aside.

Cream the butter and sugars; add the peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract.

Add the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms. Roll dough into balls about the size of a walnut and dip the balls in white sugar.

Press the balls onto the baking sheet until slightly flat with about 1.5 inches of space between them and create a criss-cross pattern with a fork. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool slightly and carefully transfer them to a wire rack.

You can dip the cookies in melted chocolate for an indulgent treat if desired.


Cookies 1Cookies 2

Cookies 3

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