Sweet, slightly salty and wonderfully crunchy these cookies (biscuits to me….) were a revelation. I have to admit my exposure to peanut butter isn’t huge – I like it on toast and that’s about it (I haven’t even tried a peanut butter and jelly sandwich). These biscuits were rather addictive in there contrasting tastes, and simple to make.
½ cup melted unsalted butter
½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter (although I can’t see why you couldn’t use crunchy peanut butter)
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1.5 cups plain flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1.In a large bowl add the melted butter, brown and granulated sugar, peanut butter, egg and vanilla extract and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
2. In another bowl add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With a whisk, whisk the ingredients together.
3. Add the flour to the butter mixture.
4. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
5. Cover and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
6. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease two baking trays.
7. Using dampened hands shape the dough into small (1-inch) balls. Place on the baking sheets, and either slightly press down with your finger tips, or press the top down with a fork.
8. Bake until the bottoms are golden brown (12-15min).
9. Let the cookies cool for a little bit and then using a metal spatula transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.
Taken from: Williams-Sonoma “Cookies” pp. 52-3.
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