Peanut Butter Cookies

I have a jar of crunchy peanut butter in and I wanted to try a recipe out with it.  Currently my way of eating the peanut butter is off a teaspoon when I want a snack, so I thought I should try something slightly more adventurous! This is a quick and easy recipe for peanut butter cookies from the BBC Food website.


8 tbsp plain flour
2 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1 free-range egg yolk
50g/1¾oz butter, softened
icing sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4.
  • Place the flour, sugar, peanut butter, egg yolk and butter into a large bowl and mix together until combined to a smooth dough.
  • With lightly floured hands, break off evenly sized pieces of the dough and roll into walnut sized balls.
  • Place the dough balls onto a baking sheet lined with silicon paper or baking parchment and gently press each ball with the back of a fork to flatten slightly.
  • Place in the oven and bake for ten minutes, or until just turning golden-brown.
  • Transfer the cookies to a wire rack and allow to cool for ten minutes.
  • To serve, place on a serving plate and dust with icing sugar.


I followed this recipe almost to the letter, everything was as written except the egg which was whatever I had in rather than free-range. My cookies needed 15 minutes in the oven to cook. 

These are tasty little biscuits, great for a snack or for putting in lunchboxes. The peanut flavour is subtle rather than intense – having never cooked with peanut butter before I wasn’t sure how it would come out, but its nice.


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