Sunday, June 7, 2015

Small Batch of Cookies Part 2 – Peanut Butter Cookies

So remember a couple weeks ago I posted that amazing recipe for a small batch of perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies. 

Well now I am obsessed. I can’t stop making small batches of cookies.
As much as I enjoyed the chocolate chip I felt I needed a change, hence the Peanut Butter!

I have always loved Peanut Butter Cookies! This recipe is my all-time favourite; I have made it a million times. It makes about 4 dozen cookies so this tiny little batch that makes only 4 perfect cookies is a better option when you are trying to not eat ALL the cookies.

What you need,

2 tbsp. butter (I used salted like I always do)
2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 large egg yolk
¼ tsp. vanilla
6 tbsp. all-purpose flour
¼ tsp. baking soda

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl cream the butter, peanut butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolk and beat well. Stir in the vanilla.  
Add the flour and baking soda and stir until well combined.

Divide the dough into 4 portions and roll gently into balls. Place them on the parchment paper and press the tops with a fork to make a cross hatch pattern.

Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies are lightly browned around the edges but the middle is still a bit soft looking.

Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the pan for 4-5 minutes. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

These cookies are crazy good. Perfectly puffy and soft, just like a Peanut Butter cookie should be.
I think ¼ cup of chocolate chips added in at the end would be amazing but sometimes you just need to be a purist and go straight Peanut Butter!

I am thinking about trying a small batch of Oatmeal Raisin next, they are my in house taste testers favourite!
I am also working on a snickerdoodle, a sugar cookie and a chocolate chocolate chip!

I might have a cookie problem. Oh well there are worse problems to have! Right???


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