Sunday, 18 November 2012

The best peanut butter cookie recipe...


When I was younger I had a real sweet tooth and liked nothing more than baking (and eating!) sweet cakes and treats although I usually prefer something more savoury these salty peanut butter cookies are the perfect mix of sweet and salty.  This recipe is a slightly adapted version of one from my beloved Cookiepedia- Americans sure know their cookies!



First, measure out 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, 1/2 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 cup of normal white sugar.


Cream the butter and the sugars in a bowl until it looks light and fluffy. Add one egg and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and keep mixing until it is all combined.


Measure out 1 cup of peanut butter. I used crunchy peanut butter but it will work with the creamy one, too - whatever you prefer!


Add the peanut butter to the mixture until it is combined. I also added chocolate chips, because why not?! 


Measure out 1 and 1/4 cups of plain flour and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda. 


Sift half of the flour and baking soda with a bit of salt into the peanut butter mixture. When it has started to combine, add the other half. 


When the mixture is ready, use a tablespoon to divide out the dough onto a baking tray. Make sure the tray is lightly greased or lined with parchment. I only served up about half the mixture and froze the rest for another time - even I don't have that many baking trays! 


Press down with a fork on each of the dough balls to create the cookie shape and add a cross-hatch pattern. Bake in the oven at 190°C for 10 minutes (check on them after 8 minutes). 


Leave them to cool on wire racks for as long as you can and then gobble a few down! These tasted best fresh out of the oven as they were slightly chewy but I managed to make them last a week and they were equally nice later in the week. 


Enjoy!

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18 comments

Sarah said...

These look amazing!
x

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Oh these look yummy. I just made M&M raisin oatmeal ones, but I may have to try this recipe next time!
Daisy Dayz
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LilyLipstick said...

These look so good! x

Lizzy said...

My other half, who is addicted to all things containing both chocolate and peanut butter, is leaning over my shoulder and drooling! Those look so yummy :). xx

Hannah Hindmarsh. said...

Thanks for such a great (not to mention easy) recipe for such a delicious treat! :) I'll be making batches of these for parts of christmas prezys! oxox

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Dani said...

These sound so delicious! Shall definitely pick up the ingredients for these this week :D xxx

Harriet said...

These look delicious! I am a total peanut butter fiend so definitely want to try these out!

Vintage Reflection said...

They look amazing!! So yummy I want them!! x

daisychain said...

*Bookmarks for when I can stand to bake*

Nomad said...

Those cookies look AMAZING! :) x

Winnie said...

Whoa, these look amazing!! I need to make some of these.

Karolina said...

oh my gosh! They look so good! I love anything peanut butter :D xo

Gem said...

mmmmmmmm peanut butter is great in cupcake frosting too x

Shes Dressing Up said...

Ahh these look beyond delicious! I will definitely be trying the recipe out :)

Enwelle said...

yuum, want!

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Ella said...

Thank you for your lovely comment :)
These cookies look so good. I don't know how you made them last a week xx
Love from Ella @ Belle Vintage

jamie-lee said...

I used to eat chocolate cake for breakfast when I was little, and I still have a mega sweet tooth. Always loved eating PB cookies, this recipe totally takes me back!

MissTeefeyLee said...

omnomnomnomnom, they look SCRUMMY! i know what I'm doing at the weekend!

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xxx

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