Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies just taste like home. There is something about the aroma that fills the kitchen and the fabulous crumbly texture as you bite into these little treasures.

When I was younger, I used to make peanut butter cookies with flour. Yes, the recipe made a lot more, but they did not pack the same flavour punch as these ones.

With that said, care needs to be taken that you do not eat too many of these in one sitting as each cookie has quite a bit of sugar.

This is part of the reason that I like to make small batches. We tend to show more restraint when their are fewer in the cookie jar.

But, when I want to make sure that I have some on hand, I will either freeze the dough or freeze baked cookies. To freeze the unbaked dough, form them into the cookie shape and place them on a cookie sheet. Put the sheet in the freezer. Once the cookies are frozen, place them in an air tight freezer container or bag. Do the same for baked cookies.

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  • Are you planning to freeze some batches for later? Here are some labels for the freezer

Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

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Servings Prep Time Cook Time
24 Cookies 10 minutes 24 minutes

Recipe Notes

  • This cookie dough recipe freezes very well. Simply shape into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Put the sheet in the freezer. Once the dough is frozen, remove it from the cookie sheet and place in a air tight container or freezer bag. If you bake the frozen dough, allow some extra time in the oven.

INGREDIENTS

  • 200 grams (1 Cup) White Sugar
  • 250 grams (1Cup) Smooth Peanut Butter
  • 1 Large Egg

DIRECTIONS

Gather your ingredients.
Gather your ingredients.

 

Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).

 

Place peanut butter in mixing bowl and give it a quick mix just to loosen it up.
Place peanut butter in mixing bowl and give it a quick mix just to loosen it up.

 

Add egg and sugar and mix until sugar is dissolved.
Add egg and sugar and mix until sugar is dissolved.

 

The dough will appear crumbly, but the heat of your hands will soften it up.
The dough will appear crumbly, but the heat of your hands will soften it up.

 

Use a small scoop or teaspoon to scoop out cookie dough and use your hands to roll into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet
Use a small scoop or teaspoon to scoop out cookie dough and use your hands to roll into balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.

 

Use a fork to make a pattern on top of each cookie. If your fork is sticking to the dough, dip the fork in flour before pressing into cookie.
Use a fork to make a pattern on top of each cookie. If your fork is sticking to the dough, dip the fork in flour before pressing into cookie.

 

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Let sit on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before your place them on the cooling rack. If they are too hot they may break.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Let sit on cookie sheet for a couple of minutes before your place them on the cooling rack. If they are too hot they may break.

 

Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.
Remove from cookie sheet and cool on a wire rack.

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