Sunday, May 16, 2010
Peanut butter cookies
125g butter, softened
150g crunchy peanut butter (I use Ceres Organic)
225g granulated sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
150g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
75g unsalted peanuts, chopped
Beat butter and peanut butter together in a large bowl.
Add the sugar and beat well.
Gradually add the beaten egg, beating well between each addition.
Sift in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add chopped peanuts. Refrigerate mixture wrapped in plastic wrap for 30 mins.
Roll golf ball sized balls out of mixture and flatten slightly, place on baking paper lined trays. Leave at least 3cms space between cookies to allow for mixture to spread. Bake for about 12-15 mins at 190 deg C or until golden brown. Remove from oven and then cool on wire racks.
These cookies are crisp and full of peanut flavour and went down very well today with a nice cup of tea!