It's been years since I baked peanut butter cookies .....
With so much recipes to choose from and not only cookies ! My greedy eyes wants to bake/make each and every one of them !
Sadly , I only have one ever expanding tummy tsk tsk lol
I just can't eat as fast as I can make it ....
Need some guinea pigs , anyone ?! hee hee
I saw this recipe from Clinton Street Bakery Cookbook and it's one of the easiest recipe around ....
I just added a generous half cup of mixed nuts for texture and I should have added more ......
Though 'twas a tad difficult to press the back of fork to flatten the cookies to make a crosshatch design when nuts are added in the dough ......
Maybe the next time , just sprinkle some nuts after making the crosshatch design or just omit it but the design looks nice though mine's just so-so ...... ^___^''
Peanut butter cookies ( makes 12 cookies ) I don't know how huge each cookie in that cookbook but I made 30 ( 2 1/2-inch ) cookies
1 stick / 8 tablespoon / 113 grams unsalted butter , at room temperature
1/2 cup peanut butter , chunky or smooth but not natural
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar plus more for sprinkling
1 large egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
* Preheat oven to 325°F/ 160°C .
* In the bowl of an electric mixer , cream the butter , peanut butter and the sugars together until fluffy .
* Add the egg and the dry ingredients and mix until smooth .
* Roll the dough into a log ( 2 inches thick and 8 inches long ) and use a knife to make a 3/4-inch-thick slices
* Line 2 sheets of baking sheets with parchment paper and place cookie slices on the sheets .
* Using the back of a fork , flatten the cookies and make the classic crosshatch design - press hard ! - . Sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar .
* Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly brown .
Variation : For peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies , add 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chunks after the dry ingredients . You can use a spoon or scoop to portion these cookies rather than rolling the dough into a log .