Friday, 23 September 2011

Friday Recipe - Peanut Butter Cookies

Hi all!

In my last post I told you that I was going to try out some peanut butter cookies so here's the recipe if you fancy having a go yourself. They aren't lookers as they don't look pretty but so very moreish and I can't stop eating them (bang goes the diet!). This recipe is also fab as you hardly have to weigh anything, just use your trusty tablespoon...

Ingredients:

8 tbsp Plain Flour
2 Egg yolks
3 tbsp Crunchy Peanut Butter
3 tbsp Dark Brown Soft Sugar
Approx 75g softened Butter or Margarine

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees / Gas mark 4. Spoon out 8 tbsp of plain flour into your mixing bowl


Add 3 tbsp of soft dark brown sugar ( plus 1tbsp of caster sugar if you have a sweet tooth )


 Give it a good stir and break up any clumps of sugar


 Next add your peanut butter, I love peanut butter so I added 3 heaped tbsp but feel free to play about with quantities!


Add 2 egg yolks to the bowl


 Now add approx 75g of softened butter or margarine, you may need to add a bit more later.


Now the fun part! Stir it first if you like or just get your hands in if you don't mind getting a bit messy and work the mixture into a soft dough. If your mixture is a bit dry add some more butter, likewise if it's too sticky then add some more flour.


 This is the kind of consistency you want, it just needs to be sticky enough to roll with your hands into little ball shapes.


 Now shape balls of dough and place them on a lined baking sheet


 My batch made twenty but it depends on how big your balls are, so to speak!


Once you're done, just lightly flatten the cookies with the back of a fork. Don't worry if they crumble!

Once you're finished, pop them in the oven for around 10-15 minutes, they're ready when they're slightly browned.


This is how they look when they're finished, leave to cool on a baking sheet or transfer to a cooling rack.


If you want to pretty the cookies up a bit, dust with icing sugar or drizzle with melted chocolate.


Right, I'm off to eat another one! Happy Baking xx BakerLou Website

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