So I had a significant amount of peanut butter (groundnut paste) at home and I was wondering what I was going to do with it. We rarely use it in sandwiches so it has been sitting idle in my cabinet for a while.
Then I watched a MasterChef (Yes, I love MasterChef!) episode in which there was pressure test to make something stunning using Peanut Butter and Jelly. After seeing the array of desserts that were made, I decided to put my peanut butter to work.
I scanned through the cyber space for recipes. At the end of the day, I came up with the most delicious peanut butter cookies. I am pretty proud of myself.
See pictures explaining the process below:
Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 45 mins
1 ¾ - 2 cups of flour
¾ cup sugar (or more)
Half teaspoon baking soda
Half teaspoon baking powder
I butter stick
1 large egg
Half teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup smooth peanut butter
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.
Beat egg and add in. Mix well.
Add in vanilla and peanut butter and mix into a smooth paste.
Add flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until it forms a smooth dough.
Take a portion of dough and roll into a small ball, a little smaller than a golf ball.
Press it between your palms and place on baking tray.
Repeat process until dough is finished.
Use a fork to press and create criss-cross patterns on the cookies.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes until cookies are slightly brown.
I used less sugar because I am cutting down on my sugar intake. If you wish, use up to a cup of sugar. When you form the balls, you could equally roll them in some sugar before placing them on the baking tray.
This is one very easy recipe and the cookies are irrestible. My kids loved them! Try it and tell me how it goes in the comments section.