When my kids were young I used to make cookies all the time..not so much now but as my grandchildren like homemade cookies, I am getting back into the swing of things…We love Peanut butter and it is one of the easiest butters to make and tastes so good…so I thought why not Peanut Butter Cookies…
- 1 1/2(180g) cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup(250g) unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/2 cup(100g) raw brown sugar
- 1/2(100g) cup sugar
- 1 cup(250g) peanut butter…I used my homemade peanut butter.
- 1 tsp (5ml) vanilla extract
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 3/4 tsp (3g) baking powder
Pre-heat oven 350F/177C
Sift the flour and baking powder then whisk to combine.
Cream together the butter and sugar either in a stand mixer or the old fashioned way with a wooden spoon…a good arm exercise…
Add the peanut butter and mix thoroughly…
Mix in the vanilla extract and the beaten egg then fold in the flour.
Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch and place them on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
As this dough does not spread(because) of the peanut butter like most cookie doughs flatten the dough with the tines of a fork making a crisis cross pattern.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes then remove from the oven but leave to cool on the baking tray or they will break..they will firm up as they cool down.
My taste testers especially Lily really loved these cookies.
I found it quite difficult to get the criss-cross pattern the balls must be no bigger than 1 in diameter I then found putting the mix in the fridge and having damp hands made for better balls..wasn’t sure if I should rephrase that…lol
I also used a wooden skewer and found if I rolled it off the dough it came off and left a better imprint…it did take practice…by my 4th attempt they did look more like cookies…
I found my dough did spread more than it said in the original recipe however my PB was homemade and therefore maybe the texture and ingredients being different to a mass-produced PB made a softer mixture…just a guess.
My first ones were not pretty as you can see…but they tasted good…Enjoy!