Peanut Butter Cookies – Eggless Recipe

by anamika on February 27, 2012

in Baking

Eggless Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

I baked these delicious cookies over the weekend, from long I had been thinking on baking some nice cookies for kids and  recently I had seen this recipe in one of the cooking shows on television but I tweaked 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 an hour to cook this tasty recipe, I prepared these for my family and my kids gobbled them up, you can bake these for 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 cookies.

Ingredients ÔÇô

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

Method ÔÇô

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 big bowl) and add the soft butter (unsalted) first to it and beat 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 from 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 really 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 cookies never last long so always be sure to bake enough :) and enjoy these anytime favorite treat with your family and specially kids!!

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!

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dassana@vegrecipesofindia.com February 27, 2012 at 9:37 PM

hey anamika, the cookies are looking crisp from the pics. i have been wanting to bake cookies from a long time, but just don’t get the time. in fact i got a special book for making cookies at home and wanted to try from the book for a very long time.

i think these cookies will also turn out well with whole wheat flour or a combo of wheat flour and ragi flour.

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madcookingfusions February 27, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Hey…yeah the cookies came out crisp and nice….do try out from that book and will learn from you as well then…yes these cookies can be prepared with wheat flour too but ragi flour I am not aware of, am sure combo would be possible as you mentioned…..waiting to see cookies from your end soon ….Time to inaugurate that cookie making book now :)…..!!

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Vardhini February 28, 2012 at 6:30 AM

I have made this before and the eggless version sounds yummy. Thx for linking to the event.

Vardhini
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madcookingfusions February 28, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Pleasure is all mine!! Happy Hosting :)

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Anjali Shukla February 28, 2012 at 4:04 PM

What fantastic clicks, my dear!! I adored those fork imprints, so well thought!! :)
Following you. :)

Thanks for linking to my event.

Event : Cakes, Cookies and Desserts

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madcookingfusions February 28, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Thank you so much Anjali, good to know you!! You have a lovely space, would love to follow you too… :) Happy Hosting!!!!

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Amy February 29, 2012 at 8:55 AM

cookies look so delicious & recipe sounds easier to makeDefinitely I will try. Thanks a lot for linking with Midweek FiestaDont forget to visit the party this week too

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madcookingfusions February 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Thank you so much Amy, surely I will be there too!!

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Sobha Shyam February 29, 2012 at 9:24 AM

wow, these cookies look so yummy, perfect n fabulous..:)..Thanx for stopping by my space :)

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madcookingfusions February 29, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Thank You Sobha…. !!

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