Peanut butter cookies

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

I've stopped buying cookies, cakes and pastries from the shop since starting my healthier lifestyle, so when I've been getting sugar cravings I have had to make something myself to fit my diet. I thought I would step over the line for once and make some peanut butter cookies with ''real flour and white sugar''. They came out amazing - very crunchy and crumbly! Tristan liked them too!

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for rolling (optional)
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Line a baking tray with paper.
  • Cream the softened butter and both sugars together until smooth. 
  • Add the eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and mix until combined.
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt until the dough is thick and sticky. 
  • Roll balls of dough (about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie) and roll into granulated sugar. 
  • Place the balls on baking sheets 2 inches apart from each other. 
  • Press fork into the tops to create a pattern. 
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until very lightly browned on the sides. 
  • Remove from the oven and let cool on baking sheet

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