Friday, February 26, 2010

Peanut butter cookies

Peanut butter cookies / Cookies de manteiga de amendoim

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 / Cookies de manteiga de amendoim

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 egg
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


Pam said...

The cookies look absolutely great! They're my favorite kind. This morning I just saw an issue of Donna Hay in the bookstore and I thought it was a fashion magazine so didn't look at it. :-) Wish I would've now ~ I will have to check it out! Thanks for the recipe!

Suelle said...

This looks so different to the recipe I usually use - rolling them in sugar is a nice touch.

Mimi said...

What a cute milk cup. Youe cookies look delicious.

Amy of Sing For Your Supper said...

Yum!! These look so good!


Lindsay said...

Those look really good. I'm on a mission to find the perfect peanut butter cookie. These are next on the to-bake list. Thanks for sharing!

ChichaJo said...

I do too! That's what I love about our favorite can go through all the back issues and they are still great! Brilliant shelf life ;) And these cookies are a prime example!

pigpigscorner said...

Anything with PB! The mug is so cute!

Katie said...

I love the sound of these. They look so yummy with the crackled top

Abby said...

I LOVE peanut butter. I don't know how else to say it. The glistening sugar on these cookies looks divine!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

This looks very yummy! PB cookies were the first thing I ever learned to bake, so this brings back fond childhood memories.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Hi, Pam! Thank you!
I'm sure you'll fall in love with the mag once you take a look at it.

Suelle, thank you! I liked the sugary coating, too.

Mimi, thank you!

Amy, thank you for stopping by!

GrassNaps, thank you! Hope you give these a go.

Joey, I totally agree with you - there will always be something great to be cooked from those issues!
Thank you, sweetie!

Ann, tks for stopping by!

Katie, the sugary coating adds a nice touch to the cookies.
Thank you!

Abby, thank you, darling!

Xiaolu, isn't that fabulous? I have just posted a cake that has the same effect on me.

Katy said...

simple and perfect! does it get any better??

Abby said...

these look amazing! i love peanut butter cookies. i'm going to try these out for sure :)

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