Monday, August 03, 2009

Peanut Butter Cookies

One of my colleagues paid for a peanut butter cookies lesson for her son at Baker's Inn last weekend. She brought some to the office for us to try. The cookies was not crispy at all. It is the chewy type which she didn't like. I told her I have a good peanut butter cookies recipe which is crispy and which I will bake for her to try. So since I have a bottle of peanut butter at home, I did the cookies tonight.

I, however, did two types of peanut butter cookies with the dough. One type is the normal peanut butter cookies whereas the other type is with strawberry jam filling. I did not try the cookies but according to my sons, both types are just as good. :)




Peanut Butter Cookies

125g butter
150g brown sugar
50g castor sugar
1 egg
150g smooth peanut butter
375g plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt

Methods:

1. Sieve flour with baking soda and salt into a bowl.
2. Cream butter with both sugars together. Beat in egg. Mix in peanut butter.
3. Stir in flour. If using machine, use low speed and mix until just combine. Shape into small balls. Placed on ungreased cookie sheet or on tray line with parchment paper. Leave room for expansion. Press cookies with fork. Dip fork in flour as needed to prevent sticking.
4. Bake in 190C oven for 15 minutes or until brown.

Variations:
Peanut butter chip cookies: Add in 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Peanut butter jelly nests: Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheet. Use palm to slightly flatten it. Use thumb to indent. Bake in 190C oven for 5 minutes. Take it out and press again. Bake for another 10 minutes more. Fill with strawberry or raspberry jelly while cookies are still warm or store and fill as needed.

Note: Usually if you use all brown sugar, the cookies tend to be softer instead of more crispy. But in my case, I used all brown sugar and reduced the temp to 180C and bake for 20 minutes and still have a crispy texture. The more caster sugar the more crispy the texture.

9 comments:

Simply Sweetie said...

Hi Baking mum

I like your Peanut Butter cookies with the strawberry jam filling.

Can share the receipe?

Cooking-Gallery said...

You've got some yummy looking cakes and cookies here...! I am not that good at baking, I just like to decorate the cakes and cookies. But I like to make choc chip cookies or just normal vanilla sponge cake - since they're simple to make :).

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum,
It looks yummy. Receipe Please.... :)
Thanks..
EK

ML said...

Hi BM,

I envy your colleagues! Get to eat all your fantastic bakes which you made with love. Can I be one? =P

I love your blog. Thanks for sharing your great recipes. :)

Rgds,
Mui Mui

Anonymous said...

Your cookies look delicious! Please share the recipe :)

Hugbear said...

I will put up the recipe soon.

Anonymous said...

Hi Baking Mum,

May I know where to get strawbery or raspberry jelly & what is the brand you are using.

Thank you for your advise.

Mixue

Hugbear said...

Mixue, it is actually just jam. Any brand of strawberry or raspberry jam is fine.

grub said...

Hi BM,

Nice cookies!! I might (hopefully) try these out on Friday for some friends :) Thanks for the recipe, was looking all over for one!

Regards,
grub

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