I baked these delicious cookies over the weekend,┬áfrom long┬áI had been thinking on baking┬ásome nice cookies for kids and┬á recently I had seen this recipe in one of the cooking shows on television┬ábut I┬átweaked it a little to fit my own taste. I loved the texture of these cookies so much that I would like to make variations with the same cookie dough next time too.These cookies are too delicious and crispy, it will take you less than┬áan hour to cook this tasty recipe, I prepared these for my family and my kids gobbled them up, you can bake these┬áfor the evening tea time snacks too. It is one of the basic recipe, but it will definitely help you make fairly thick crisp peanut butter┬ácookies.
I have kept the measurement in cups to keep it simple and not in grams.
- Soft Butter ÔÇô 1 cup
- Castor Sugar ÔÇô 1 Cup
- Brown Sugar ÔÇô 1 cup
- Peanut Butter ÔÇô ┬¥ Cup (Peanut butter is a smooth paste made from roasted peanuts)
- All Purpose Flour ( Maida ) ÔÇô 2 Cups
- Milk ÔÇô 2 tablespoons (you can use half egg too in place of milk, I used milk this time)
- Baking Powder ÔÇô ┬╝ teaspoon
Preheat the oven to 170 degrees C before we you start preparing for the cookies and line the baking tray with the parchment paper. Sift together flour┬áand baking powder; set aside ( I haven’t used salt in this recipe but you can add 1/2 teaspoon salt if you wish to have a sweet and little salty flavour, my kids love only sweet so I avoided it).
Take a borosil bowl (any┬ábig bowl)┬áand add the soft butter (unsalted) first to it and┬ábeat for few seconds, then add Castor Sugar and beat with the electric beater till mixed well. Now add brown sugar to the bowl, please ensure brown sugar does not have any lumps, crush with hands if you find few lumps, I had opened a new packet which was air tight so it was without any lumps. Beat with the help of a beater again for few seconds.
After this add peanut butter and milk to it, mix with the wooden spatula softly. Now add the all-purpose flour and baking powder mix which we have already sieved and kept aside into the main bowl half and half. Pour half and mix with the spatula and again add the rest of the powder. With the help of the beater give it a final mix. Keep scrapping the mixture from the sides of the bowl.
We need to keep this dough in the refrigerator for cooling for about 20 – 25 minutes. ┬áCover the bowl with the transparent film and keep inside the fridge for cooling, till it is firm.We do this to set the dough and it will help is preparing the rolls easily.
After that roll the batter into 1 inch┬áballs ( as shown in the pics), transfer these balls to the prepared baking sheet, please ensure you place them about 2 inches apart. Now for the pattern on these cookies, use the tines of the fork, dip it in white granulated sugar, make a criss cross pattern by pressing a little, I made only single line pattern and not criss cross because I love it that way but I have mostly seen Peanut Butter Cookies in a criss cross fork pattern only (it’s your choice). The reason why these cookies are criss crossed with fork is because by doing so it allows┬áthe dough to cook thoroughly in the center, as we┬áall know that┬áthe┬ápeanut butter cookies are richer and there is already enough┬áoil in the peanut butter, there are fair chances of they being cooked unevenly,so for a proper baking specially in the centre of the cookies,┬á the creases are added┬áwith the help of a fork.
Bake these cookies for about 20 minutes or till they are little brown around the edges. (baking time generally depends from oven to oven, mine took around 20 minutes. When done remove them┬áfrom the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
These cookies can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for few days. My kids started having them straight from the oven giving just about enough time for them to cool so that they donÔÇÖt burn their mouth :).
I just am so in love with these cookies, they are the best cookies ever I baked. They turned out┬áreally yummy!!!!
To these cookies we can also add crushed peanuts or even choco chips, but I preferred keeping them simple and the result was perfect cookies…no more show off now:)!!!.
The┬ácookies never last long so always be sure to bake enough and enjoy these anytime favorite treat with┬áyour family and specially┬ákids!!
Off to…VardhiniÔÇÖs Sweet Luv┬á, Anjali’s Cakes, Cookies and Desserts,LetÔÇÖs Cook ~ Sweet Somethings┬áby Radhika,Midweek Fiesta at Food Corner,KalyaniÔÇÖs Served with love,Ayeesha’s Any One Can Cook series!