Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

12 May

Busy days, busy minds leave little time…however when you have a desire to experiment in the kitchen you have to indulge it…so I seized the moment and did a little baking;

Random conversations at work lead me to sampling a spoonful of peanut butter, a spread that had never been added to my toast before.  Sainsbury’s magazine featured peanut butter cookies – it seemed fate;  peanut butter plus cookie recipe;

‘Quick, easy and tasty!’

Smooth was  the butter of choice, but crunch would work and in fact would add a great texture.  When publishing this blog, I noticed a Guardian piece from yesterday where  they experimented by adding seeds, fruits and chocolate.  I kept it simple, having tasted them I can see that the extras would work, but why spoil simple indulgence.  Here is the recipe – they are delicious and can definitely recommend them as post pub snack, hmmm;

Peanut butter cookie recipe

Preparation time: 10 – 15 mins | Cook: 12 – 15 mins

  • 125g butter
  • 200g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • Vanilla (2 drops of extract / seeds of 1 pod)
  • 200g flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 300g peanut butter (smooth & crunchy)
  • Peanuts (optional for sprinkling on top)

How to bake peanut butter cookies

  •  In between the sheets – Soften butter by placing in between sheets of baking paper and bashing it with a rolling pin, much better than warming in a microwave.

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, Stage one bash butter

  • Cream it – Use a fork to cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.

Peanut butter cookie recip

  • Egg and indulgence – Add the egg and vanilla to the butter sugar mix and stir well
  • Flour it up – Stir in the flour, baking power and bicarbonate of soda, little at a time, makes it easier.

Peanut butter cookie recipe

  • Nuts anyone? – Mix peanut butter until smooth.

Peanut butter cookie recipe

  • Great balls of dough– Form dough into balls

Peanut butter cookie recipe

  • Squish – Flatten the dough balls and make patterns, only if you want to, I forked ’em

Peanut butter cookie recipe

  • Tan in the over – Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, once done turn out onto a wire tray to cool – before yum time!

Lil_asha' Peanut butter cookies Top tips

  1. The dough spreads, I mean really spreads so leave plenty of room on each baking tray and maybe only place 5 or 6 balls per tray – believe me the first batch came out in one solid mass!
  1. Also don’t over bake, if they are firm to the touch they will be like concrete when they cool.  Make sure the biscuits are soft when they come out; I promise they will firm up when cooling.
Happy baking!

One Response to “Quick & Easy Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe”

  1. laGhosh May 12, 2012 at 6:33 pm #

    Reblogged this on Reflections of My Weekend.

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