Peanut Butter Cookies, makes about 20 small cookies
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Baking Time : 10-15 minutes
I LOVE peanut cookies, but not peanut butter which I always thought a bit weird. Anyway, these cookies are yum and extremely easy to make, nice and crumbly with good peanut flavour. Read on to find out how I made them;
– 80g unsalted butter, softened
– 3tbsp sunflower oil
– 50g demerara sugar
– 50g golden caster sugar
– 1 large egg, beaten
– 100g plain flour
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
– 70g peanuts
First cream the butter, peanut butter with the sugars until light and fluffy. Mix the egg in. Next sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda gradually until the mixture comes together forming a dough. Finally mix in the peanuts (I used unsalted peanuts as they are healthier and toasted them on a hot pan for 10 minutes or so, but salted peanuts work just fine too).
Using two spoons, take small balls of the dough and place onto a parchment-lined tray using the other spoon to scrape the dough out. I would leave about 10-15cm in between each cookie to allow room for spreading out in the oven. Bake in a hot oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 8 minutes, then flatten out the cookies with a spatula if they have not already flattened out. Bake for another 5 minutes or so until done. I prefer mine a little softer in the middle so 10 minutes was enough for me.
Cool on a wire rack after a few minutes since removing them from the oven. Eat immediately…