Peanut Butter cookies.

Mar 20, 2009

Ok, ok....I'm sorry, I know I haven't been around for a long, long while, but some peanut butter cookies to make up for it? ;-)

Peanut Butter Cookies
~ 1/2 cup butter ~ 1/2 cup peanut butter
~ 1 egg ~ 1/2 tsp vanilla
~ 1 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour ~ 1/2 cup castor sugar ~ 1/2 cup packed brown sugar ~ 1/2 tsp baking soda ~ 1/2 tsp baking powder
~ sugar (optional)

Preheat oven to 190'C

1) Using an electric mixer, beat the first two ingredients together till smooth.
2) Still with that mixer, beat in the next two ingredients till well blended
3) Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium bowl ( except the extra sugar at the end) , you don't have to sift them if you don't want to. ;-P
4) Beat in as much of the dry mix as you can with the electric mixer. Just stir in the rest with a spoon, no biggie.
5) Dough, done. You can throw it in the fridge for a while if it's too soft to work with.

6) If using, spread the sugar out on a shallow plate. Get out your dough and roll it into 1 inch sized balls. roll these balls in the sugar first OR just plonk them onto a UNGREASED baking sheet with an inch of room in between. Flatten with the prongs of a fork in the usual crisscross pattern.
7) Bake for 7-9 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool, enjoy.