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I love peanut butter cookies. Especially with a cup of tea or some other warm drink. They’re comforting somehow. Comforting, cozy cookies…and I think you will agree that homemade is truly the best in this case. I’ve had many a store-bought PB cookie, some tasting quite good, but they just never have the substance and the warm quality of a good homemade version.
These cookies were SO incredibly easy to make! And you know that if *I* say they’re easy, they really are crazy simple!
There isn’t even much to write about in terms of the actual creation, without just repeating the recipe, but I’ll do my best to make it interesting. The first part, not so interesting, is the collecting of ingredients:
Wet ingredients first…well…sort of wet…butter, white sugar, brown sugar…stirred madly. It was quite mad…I was in a hurry you see 🙂 Then, I added the egg, vanilla, peanut butter…continued to mix.
The flour and baking soda were mixed in a separate bowl, and then also added.
Next, roll the dough into balls, place on cookie tray, flatten and bake.
I don’t think these took me 30 minutes from start to finish. (Well, it may have taken me a *tad* longer…but that’s only because my brown sugar was HARD. I used a double broiler method; put a bowl of sugar in a larger bowl of water and microwaved it, which worked quite well.)
I know there are many tricks to softening brown sugar. What do you find works?
Peanut Butter Cookies
- 125 ml butter
- 125 ml white sugar
- 125 ml brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 ml vanilla
- 125 ml peanut butter
- 375 ml flour
- 5 ml baking soda
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a bowl, beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar.
3. Add the egg and vanilla, beat until well mixed.
4. Add the peanut butter and again, stir until mixed.
5. In a separate bowl, lightly stir together flour and baking soda.
6. Add the dry mixture slowly to the first bowl. Stir until well mixed and batter has an even consistency.
7. Roll batter into 1” balls and place on a greased cookie tray or a tray lined with parchment paper. (I made mine cookies a bit smaller so if you work with 1” you may not get three dozen.)
8. Flatten each cookie with a fork to about ½” thickness.
9. Bake 10 minutes then remove from oven and allow to cool.
Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.