Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a thing for peanut butter, there are times when I eat it a lot.  It’s one of those things that I just have to have.  It has to be crunchy and it has to be just peanuts and oil in a jar, no added sugar or anything else.  It has to be good. I have it on toast, on its own or with Marmite, with jam, even with marmalade.  Then there are times when I fancy dunking it into a cup of tea.  In which case these cookies have to be made.  Most of you know I also have a similar thing for chocolate and so when I made some last week I add 50g chopped dark chocolate at the end of mixing and they were good.  But in a way I think the unadorned version is better.

They are crumbly, light and deliciously peanutty.

50g butter, softened
25g caster sugar
2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1 egg yolk
100g plain (all purpose) flour

Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy.  Add the peanut butter and mix again.  Add the egg yolk and beat well.  Stir in the flour.  It should form a soft dough.

Roll teaspoonfuls of the mixture into balls, place on a lightly greased baking tray and flatten using the tines of a fork.  Place in a preheated oven at 180°c, gas mark 4 or the Baking Oven of the Aga for 8-10 minutes until lightly golden.  Leave to rest on the tray for a few minutes, then place on a wire rack to cool.


14 responses to “Peanut Butter Cookies

  1. I, too, have a thing for peanut butter and these cookies look great. Do oyu think you could pop some salted peanuts into them aswell? Hmm… I wonder if I might try that if I get some time.

  2. I’m with you there, sometimes chocolate is not necessary. I haven’t made them for years, but I used to love peanut butter and orange cookies and made them a lot. I’ll have to see if I can hunt out the recipe.

  3. Nice bisquits.

    I’ve just noticed the words in your category cloud vary according to how often you use them – the big ones being: pudding, vegetarian, chocolate, cake and biscuits. It’s amusing me that vegetarian has crept in there.


  4. My Hubby is like you with peanut butter but I’ve never thought of baking with it … think I may have just found this weekends baking project!

  5. Oh I love peanut butter and chocolate cookies.

    I’ve never heard of peanut butter with marmite – a must try. My current favourite is pb and banana!

  6. These look yummy! Will definitely be giving these a try when I fall off my diet bandwagon.

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