Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Peanut Butter Cookies

So the business has really taken off recently; my supplier is selling four batches per week and I'm really enjoying coming up with new mix in ideas (next up is smores!!!). I've also been doing comissions and last week I got an order for two batches of peanut butter cookies to be given as gifts.

I haven't made peanut butter cookies since I was like 11 years old and the recipe I use hasn't changed that much. It came from a really old children's cookbook given to me by my Percy when I was 9. Unfortunately I have since lost that cookbook somewhere along the way but I still have my peanut butter cookie recipe!

I've swapped 1/2 cup of granulated sugar for the same of light brown sugar and added the baking powder. The original recipe also called for creaming the butter and sugar but melting it gives a chewier cookie which is much better!

Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes 12

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup & 2 tbsp peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
  • 1 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
Preheat the oven to 180C
Combine the cooled melted butter and sugars in a bowl and beat well
Add the egg and vanilla and beat well
Add peanut butter and beat until well combined
In another bowl combine the flour and baking powder
Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix, using your hands when the flour is almost totally mixed in
The dough should come together easily and be slightly sticky (add more flour if it is very sticky)
Pinch off tablespoonful sized lumps and roll into balls
Flatten these balls into rounds and place on a lined baking tray
Bake for 7-10 mins until the edges are golden

Cool completely and enjoy with milk :)

Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of the made up gift jars (my camera went on the blink) but they turned out really well and the recipient was very happy :)

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