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 .


  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!

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

  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:)

  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!

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

  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 *^

  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!!

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

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

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

    Cook like Priya

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

  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!!!

  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.

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

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

    Ok I got it, they look really amazing!

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

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

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

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


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