Sunday, June 28, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

What could be more delightful than eating your own freshly baked cookies? Combining peanut butter and peanuts into your cookie mixture couldn't be more tempting as nothing beats the aroma of cookies coming from your kitchen oven.

Baking: A Commonsense Guide refers to this as Peanut Biscuits. But I prefer to call it Peanut Butter Cookies. Here is my slightly adapted version.

All you need are:

185g unsalted butter, softened
370g soft brown sugar (You can reduce this as the outcome is really sweet cookies)
140g smooth peanut butter (mine was crunchy peanut butter so I halved the peanut portion)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
185g plain flour (sifted)
1/2 tsp baking powder
125g rolled oats
120g chopped peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 180 deg C and line baking trays with greaseproof paper
2. Beat the butter, sugar. vanilla extract and peanut butter in a bowl using electric beater till smooth
3. Add the egg and beat
4. Mix in the flour and baking powwder
5. Fold in the oats and peanuts and mix till smooth
6. Chill until firm
7. Roll heaped tbsp of mixture into balls onto the tray and press it gently with a fork
8. Bake for 15-20min and let them cool on a wire rack


Phoebe said...

hey Missy! What brand of peanut butter did you use?

Missy said...

HI Phoebe I use the Sing Long brand. but Skippy works just as well!

Christina said...

Yummy! I like putting chopped peanuts in peanut butter cookies, too, although I don't really care for crunchy pb on sandwiches. In fact, I keep it around and use it just for pb cookies.

Missy said...

Cool! it makes it very yummy :)

tracieMoo said...

wow. looks great! =)

Cook.Bake.Love said...

Oh, this must be very fragrant!