Monday, March 4, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookies

The cold evenings are inviting to sit down with a hot chocolate and a plate full of cookies. I came home on a Friday afternoon and scrambled through the cupboards. I had everything for a basic cookie but also found a jar of crunchy peanut butter that I bought ages ago from Aldi - never sure what to do with it (I made chocolate candy from smooth peanut butter before but got the wrong jar that time). So I simply mixed it into the basic cookie dough and this is the result - Mr T thinks, we should go into business, selling these little beauties
Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 115g Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 115g light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 150g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 150g peanut butter (I used crunchy peanut butter) Icing sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 190C.

In a bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add the flour and baking powder and combine well. Now add the peanut butter and stir until well mixed.

Using a teaspoon, place heaped teaspoons of the mixture on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Space them a bit apart as they will spread. Bake for about 20 mins. They should still be soft to the touch. Leave on the baking sheet for a few minutes and transfer them carefully onto a wired rack to cool completely. When cooled, dust with the icing sugar.

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