Peanut Butter Cookies

After a hectic weekend, I’ve got my eldest son home sick with a cold and thought while I’m making an Italian Passata to freeze, I’ll bake up some quick cookies for the kids.  Lately, I keep seeing peanut butter recipes everywhere and decided on some peanut butter cookies.  This is a really simple recipe and so quick, which is what I like!

For ingredients, you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of Peanut Butter (or a little more if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter (I used 110 grams of butter, melted it in the microwave for 45 seconds and it came to 1/2 cup of melted butter)
  • 1/2 cup of Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar (or just 1 full cup of brown sugar if you don’t have any Caster Sugar)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  • 1 egg
  • 1 & 1/2 cups Self Raising Flour

Method:

  • Preheat your oven to 160 degrees celsius (or 320 Fahrenheit) and grease two baking trays and line with baking paper.
  • Mix the sugars, vanilla essence and melted butter in a bowl, then add the egg and combine well until it resembles a caramel-type looking mixture.
  • Sift in the flour and combine, then add the peanut butter and mix through thoroughly.
  • The mixture can then be rolled into little teaspoon size balls and put on the greased/lined baking trays.  You can flatten them gently with a fork or press a pecan or walnut into the top before cooking, but I just went with the plain type and left as balls so they could have a nice dome shape after baked.  (Surprisingly, I thought the mixture would be really sticky, but it wasn’t and it was very pliable)
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden brown then allow them to cool on a rack and they will become really very crunchy.

There’s nothing like some nice home-made cookies in cold weather.  Serve with with your favourite hot beverage for a real treat.

Enjoy!

Ps. I’ve got kids swarming around the kitchen now that the cookies are cooling.  The cookies smell fantastic!

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