I went to the movies yesterday and it got me thinking about something: I usually consider myself a very impatient person and maybe I no longer should – after all, I saw a movie I’d been meaning to watch for almost a year. :)
I continue exercising my patient side: while the latest issue of my favorite food magazine doesn’t arrive – and for what I’ve seen on the website I’m gonna love it – I make recipes from the old issues.
Peanut butter cookies
from Donna Hay magazine
100g unsalted butter, softened
½ cup (140g) crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ¼ cups (218g) light brown sugar, packed
1 ¼ cups + 1 tablespoon (185g) all purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup (100g) demerara sugar, for rolling
Preheat the oven to 180°C; line two large baking sheets with baking paper.
Place the butter, peanut butter, vanilla and brown sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat for 8-10 minutes or until well combined. Add the egg and beat for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy. Sift the flour and baking soda over the mixture and beat in low speed until a smooth dough forms*. Roll one leveled tablespoon of dough into a ball at a time and roll in demerara sugar. Place on prepared sheets, 5cm (2in) apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Allow to cool on wire racks.
* the dough was too soft, so I added ¼ cup (35g) all purpose flour and it worked perfectly
Makes 24 – I got 37