I like Anna Olsen’s program – Sugar and when she demo this recipe, I knew I must try it so I bought a bottle of Peanut Butter and it must be the chunky type! I have a fren visiting so I thought it will be good to give her some cookies so I whip up everything within 20 mins, the cookies are then ready to be sent into the oven. This is a really easy to manage recipe.
The cookie dough is extraordinary soft. I use my smallest cookie scoop, put them on the parchment paper round like a ball and luckily I put them pretty far apart cos they really spread and flatten down like what you see here. Kind of like Subway giant cookies, the cookie is a little crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the inside.
See how thin they are? I actually prefer this thickness than the normal one. I try very hard to recall if Anna’s Peanut Butter cookies look like this but could not. So I attempt to add another almost half cup of flour to the remaining batter and what I got now is this :
The cookie is able to hold the shape better with a little height and the pattern made by the fork is also easily see. The cookie is still crisp on the outside, soft and chewy inside. And yes, I love this cookie, sweet yet with a tinge of saltiness. Now I understand why Anna actually could not avoid trying the uncooked batter!
What you need :
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1. Preheat oven to 180° C.
2. Cream together butter and sugars until pale and fluffy.
3. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in peanut butter.
4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
5. Add to peanut butter mixture and blend in.
6. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet and crisscross mark them with a floured fork.
7. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes, until cookies just start to colour around the edges.
– I would recommend to cut down the sugar, 15g each from caster and brown sugar will be good.
– I bake at 180 degrees for 9 mins in LG SolarDom Oven.