Peanut Butter Cookies

Our home has been smelling like a baker’s kitchen all day. I baked, baked and baked for a major part of the day – lots of cookies. Made a batch of peanut butter cookies to be gifted to family and friends. They make for great holiday cookies and a crunchy kiddie treat. You can add chocolate chips for a chocolate-y flavor and crushed peanuts for crunch.

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Preparation: 10 mts, Baking: 12 mts

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Ingredients:

3/4 cup creamy peanut butter (you can use crunchy too)

1/4 cup butter

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup buttermilk

1 egg (optional)

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 Sieve together flour, baking pwd, baking soda and salt. Keep aside.
2 In a bowl, cream together butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the buttermilk, vanilla essence and egg until light and creamy.
3 Mix in the sieved ingredients until just blended. Cover with plastic foil and place in refrigerator for half an hour.
4 Prepare small lemon sized balls and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart as they spread. Lightly flatten the balls. (If you want a chewy cookie, drop a tbsp of cookie batter on the baking sheet and do not flatten it. For a crisp cookie, make a ball and flatten it.)
5 Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 12 mts till the edges are slightly toasted or till done. Once baked, the cookie will feel soft on touch but once cool it will harden. If you over bake beyond the mentioned time limit, you will have a very crunchy cookie.
6 Cool on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in airtight container.

Peanut Butter Cookies

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  • Serves: 10

Main Ingredients:

  1. flour
  2. peanut butter
  3. sugar

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Made a batch of peanut butter cookies to be gifted to family and friends. They make for great holiday cookies and a crunchy kiddie treat. You can add chocolate chips for a chocolate-y flavor and crushed peanuts for crunch.

Sailu

I'm a food blogger, food photographer and organic gardener based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from my vegetable garden and farmer's market. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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  • weena

    yummy treat!!

  • http://www.litebite.in Sanjeeta kk

    Crisp and great texture. Would love to try the chewy cookies, with crunchy peanut butter.

  • http://kalyanikitchen.blogspot.com/ Kalyani

    looks delicious and yummy sailu ………….

  • http://www.meesosweetandspicy.blogspot.com meeso

    I just love peanut butter cookies, and they HAVE to be homemade to be any good :)

  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    Yummy cookies.. love choco chips in them..

  • https://paaka-shaale.blogspot.com nishi

    Great cookies for kids sailu. Perfectly baked :)

  • sudha

    Hi Sailu Garu….kids love these cookies…
    I have a question where we find conventional oven in India?
    My cousin was asking me..

    Thanks,
    Sudha

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    Scrumptious cookies..

  • http://mharorajasthanrecipes.blogspot.com/ Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal

    They sound and look delicious.

  • mom_chef

    hi Sailu:

    This is def a keeper !

    What is the substitute (if any) to make this recipe eggless. Do I need to alter any ingredients / add any more to retain the crunch and taste !
    Will eagerly look forward to ur reply !

    • http://sailusfood.com Sailu

      Egg is an optional ingredient. Just omit it if you want it eggless. Need not make any other alteration to the recipe.

  • Aarthee Sudharsan

    Hi daily…
    The buttermilk that you have mentioned here is milk +vinegar or what….?

  • Kelly

    Hi! I used your recipe to make my very first time peanut butter cookies :)!
    Since I did not have all the ingredients, I made them with some alternative changes: instead of butter, I used 1/4 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of buttermilk, 1/4 of honey instead of brown sugar, it tastes soooooooo GOOD ! Thank you for the great recipe!!!