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Monday, October 8, 2012

PeaNuts butter cookies


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 .

21 comments:

  1. I love peanut butter cookies and like you haven't made them in ages. Yours look very pretty and I'm sure they're quite tasty!

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  2. I volunteer to be your guinea pig! Hehe.

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  3. Aw...forget about the expanding tummy...will just have to do this one with the girls because it looks yummy and easy to bake. Thanks for sharing this recipe Anne:)

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  4. Pick me! I will gladly be your guinea pig! Come to think of it, I haven't made peanut butter cookies in a long time either. Thanks for reminding me!

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  5. they look yum yum!! your pics are getting fab and fab, Tiyay! Congrats!!

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  6. Gosh! These peanuts butter cookies are sooo tempting & lovely! I can be the guinea pig & eat all your bakes anytime! LOL Now kidding , send them over PLS! hehehehhehe *^

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  7. You are tempting me with your cookies! My kids have been asking me for some choc chip cookies and I say the weather is too hot for me to bake trays of cookies! (weather is 32 degrees!)LOL! Am feeling guilty as it is!!

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  8. The cookies look perfect Anne, if I were not so darn far away I would happily become your tester :-)

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  9. I will definitely need to try this, it looks amazing and I think the flavour balance must be amazing.

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  10. perfect looking cookies, although i am not a fan of peanut butter love these cookies

    Priya
    Cook like Priya




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  11. I love peanuts butter cookies too! Your cookies look nice and please pass some to me :)

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  12. Oh, I love pb cookies...and am glad the my oldest enjoys them, too! I always need to find someone to help me eat them :) Yours look delicious!!!

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  13. Hi Anne, pass some over here. It look so good, I think I won't be able to stop munching. LOL

    Got ice cream to go with this cookies? I'm waiting!! hahaha

    Have a nice week ahead.

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    1. Amelia , my mind and my tummy is willing to make ice cream but hands are too lazy ! lol

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  14. You are joking. You didn't made these,did you?

    Ok I got it, they look really amazing!

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    1. They look good , right ?! lol It's my lucky day to bake , I guess ! :D

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  15. go with a glass of milk, must be very good!

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  16. havent baked cookies for ages!! so i would like to be your guinea pig..a lucky guinea pig that is :)

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  17. I love the crumbly and moist look of these cookies! Definitely will have it with milk or hot chocolate.

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